Peace prize to B & B? Whaaat?!

  1. The award nomination process has become a joke. Afterall, Hitler and Milosevic were nominated, too.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1035353.htm

    Bush, Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
    Two of the architects of the Iraq war, United States President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, are among nominees for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Nominations for the prestigious award close tomorrow.

    After sending thousands of soldiers to war and failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Mr Bush and Mr Blair have been put forward to receive the Nobel peace prize.

    They were nominated by Jan Simonsen, an independent member of Norway's Parliament who says the pair got rid of a dictator and made the world safer.

    "Bush and Blair definitely still deserve it," he said.

    "Even though they haven't found those weapons they got rid of a dictator and made the world more safe. They got rid of a madman."

    Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction were a main justification for the war.

    Nobel watchers say neither Mr Bush nor Mr Blair has much chance of winning.

    Other nominees are varied and include: Pope John Paul II; the European Union to mark its expansion to include former East bloc states; the Salvation Army; former Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler; former Czech president Vaclav Havel; former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic; and Chinese dissidents.

    The 2003 prize went to Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi from a record field of 165 nominees.

    The prize winner is announced in October.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   jnette


    The madman IS gone, and that is a GOOD thing... can't argue that.

    But that's as far as I'll go. And there WERE other means of ridding the world of this evil person. PEACEFUL means.
  4. by   fergus51
    I'm pulling for Vaclav Havel....

    I can't see the whole "peace through war" thing working for Bush or Blair.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yeah.....how ironic, nominating Bush and Blair for the Nobel PEACE Prize. Edited because what I had to say about this was in really bad taste. :angryfire
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Feb 19, '04
  6. by   Mkue
    Feel free to e-mail in support or opposition of a nominee for the peace prize.

    Nobel Forum, Box 270, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Email: secr@mednobel.ki.se

  7. by   fergus51
    My gramma says peace through war is like having sex to get your virginity back!!!LOL!! (though she did use a more profane word for having sex)
  8. by   sbic56
    Quote from fergus51
    My gramma says peace through war is like having sex to get your virginity back!!!LOL!! (though she did use a more profane word for having sex)
    My vote goes to gramma!!
  9. by   fergus51
    She's a smart lady with a saying for every occasion....

    My personal favourite was when my cousin was wearing a skin tight dress and she said "A dress should be tight enough to show that you're a woman, but loose enough to show that you're a lady" I couldn't stop laughing for about 10 minutes!
    Last edit by fergus51 on Feb 20, '04

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