Bush, Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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:

  • KMK

    Ah yes, the sputtering from the left. Would that be the anti-liberation left (Ernest Browns coinage) the bubble gum left, the nuevo faux left, or Bush and Blair haters club? I mean why on earth give it to two men who sought to overthrow a murderous tyrant of a dictator, a war criminal (indict.org). Why not nominate some of the people from this list. http://abcnews.go.com/sections/WNT/Investigation/saddam_oil_vouchers_040129-1.html Good company. They have been lining their pockets with Iraqi lives for some time. Or maybe explain to these people
    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040202_289.html that we are not really at war, that it’s not about freedom or life and it’s all about the oil.
    I second the nomination.

  • Not only did Adolf Hitler get nominated, remember Yassir Arafat was actually awarded the prize.

  • If the UK and the U.S. had used homicide bombers instead of JDAMs, then Bush and Blair would’ve been a shoo-in for the Nobel Prize.

  • Pat

    I agree with the Irish Anti-War Movement; this nomination is an outrage. But my reasons are somewhat different — I think that placing Bush and Blair in the same category with Yasser Arafat, Kofi Annan, and Jimmy Carter is unspeakably vile.