Apparently ‘peace’ means something different in Norway
Maybe somebody changed the name to the Nobel War is Peace Prize and forgot to tell everybody else.
Nothing else can create sense out of the recent action by Jan Simonsen, a right-wing independent Norway parliament member. Simonsen recently nominated United States President George W. Bush and Great Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Go ahead, reread that. You weren’t seeing things. It really did state: “Simonsen recently nominated United States President George W. Bush and Great Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Whatever a person’s opinion of the war, it certainly did not qualify as a peaceful act. Giving the award to two individuals who lied a lot in order to gain support for a preemptive war would be a ridiculous act. The nomination alone is a mockery of everything the award is supposed to represent.
Blair and Bush deserve to be nominated for an Oscar, Grammy or Pulitzer Prize as much as they deserve to be nominated for an award designed to acknowledge peaceful contributions to society.
Dave Sutor [4:03 PM]