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Just when you thought you had heard it all.


"A Norwegian parliamentarian nominated U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, praising them for winning the war in Iraq. "

Susan :Puke
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Wow... that is insane. Regardless of whether the war was right or wrong, who gets a PEACE prize for going to WAR? Wow.
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"Winning a peace price for launching a war in violation of the UN Charter and which did not meet the Christian criteria of a 'just war'? That's insane!" (Quote from DH)
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ROFLMAO! This is the best joke I've heard all week
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Wasn't he nominated after 9-11, too? That was bad enough, but i don't see how someone could even justify this.
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Calm down, ya'll - it's just a nomination - if he actually wins - then prepare the padded room for me, but until then, it is just a joke!!
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But nothing would surprise me.

Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm sure Ariel Sharon will be on the list next year:
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didn't Arafat win one?
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There are no words...
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Yes, Arafat won one also.

I would not want to be in that company.
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OK I've done a prize winners search...

and see that in 1994: Shimon Peres (Israel Foreign Minister) and Yitzhak Rabin (PM, Israel) AND Arafat jointly won that year.

There are some fantastic and worthy winners on the list (I'll post a link if I can) and it makes interesting reading.

What do they win anyway?

post #14 of 33
They win $ to be used in their continual pursuit of peace.

The story goes...

The Noble Peace Prize was founded by Alfred Nobel who read his own erroneous obituary. He then realized that with all of the $ he had made from his inventions and research, that he would be only a footnote scientist in the history books. The dynamite was used to make tunnels in the mountain passes of the Alps as far as I know, but its more murderous powers were discovered not too long after.

In other words, Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, and then created a $ award to encourage others not to use it.

George W. Bush also has been indicted for war crimes by the World Court in Belgium. Did I get that one right?

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At the time that Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Yasser Arafat won the prize, it did not seem outlandish. In the year up to the nominations, they had taken down enormous barriers and began negotiations for peace. It was the next year (1995) that things seemed to fall apart. Arafat was not able to reign in the Palestinian militants. A Jewish religious extremist, Yagil Amir, killed Rabin. Peres lost power in 1996 to Netanyahu. And not until 2000 that Arafat began to look like an obstacle to peace, when he would not give in on Jerusaleum and the return of the refugees. But there is a six year time lapse and many events that occured between when he was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and when he was viewed as an obstacle to peace.
post #16 of 33

The Norwegian Parliament obviously has a class clown (whether the man himself knows it or not).

Why didn't I see this news before?
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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FRICKING KIDDING ME! AHAHAAA! Yeah right...there is way to many Anti-Shrubs out there to let that EVER happen!:

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on another board I post on someone asked if we thought it was appropriate. I posted that I didn't think it was, since so many of the people on the laureate list had worked for peace above all else....
the people I posted were
Nelson Mandela
International Committe to Ban Landmines
Mother Teresa
The Dalai Lama
Amnesty International

I also said that I didn't see Bush or Blair as equal to any of those people.

Some replied and said that based ont hat list of people she thought Bush and Blair deserved to win....

My thought WTF???? ummmmm how does Bush's selfish need to go to war to prove he is the biggest man on campus compare to the selfless LIFETIME work of Mother Teresa? Or a boy who had everything handed to him, $$ college, jobs compare to a 16 year old who had to take control of his country when the Chinese invaded and then flee across a mountain range to safety???

Ugh....I don't get it.
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NM - I am assuming that you were speaking to ME and not to Arduinna when you quoted the "selfish need to go to war" bit.

You are right, A lot of people feel differently...I feel that he had his own reasons to go to war....that were not altruistically motivated.

Again...not sure how killing people in order to end terrorism is deserving of the nobel peace prize....since the direct result was war - which kind of seems in DIRECT opposition to the whole PEACE prize thing. I find the whole thing ludicrous.

As always, just as your posts are your opinions...mine are my opinions.
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