Bush, Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
: Yup, I read it in the Telegraph:
Tony Blair has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A Norwegian politician has proposed the Prime Minister and George W Bush for a joint award in recognition of their achievement in ensuring the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Jan Simonsen, from the Right-wing Party of Progress, argued that the leaders deserved credit for laying the foundation of democracy in Iraq.
Nominations closed yesterday and other candidates are thought to include Pope John Paul II and the European Union. The winner will be announced in December.
I second that motion. And the sputtering begins.
: The sputtering has begun:
The Irish Anti-War Movement has reacted angrily to the news that US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize….
IAWM chairman Richard Boyd-Barrett said: