"It's a beautiful day..."
So i hear U2's singer, the great and charismatic Bono, has just been nominated for nobel peace prize
Of course, we the french, find it very amusing to find Chirac nominated. (Oh, the hysteria if ever he won).
Also in the race is ex Gov. George H Ryan
, who amongst other achievements declared a moratorium in 2000, before leaving his job a few months ago... with class.
Or maybe they'll just choose Bono & Chirac for knowing how to work together
on the 'drop the debt' issue?
So, what do you say?
(i'd have to go with Bono, i'm afraid. Rock n roll but effective and passionate...)
posted by Sijeka
on Feb 19, 2003 -
As war looms, a Peace Prize is awarded.
But not to Hamid Karzai, valiantly attempting to rebuild Afghanistan, or 154 other candidates, (a list which will be largely secret until 2052) individuals and groups which are working worldwide. Instead, the Nobel Institute has chosen former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
. The award is not just for his (largely unheralded) work in the last year, but for his "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." Deserved? More so than others? Care to second guess the Norwegians
on this one?
posted by Dreama
on Oct 11, 2002 -
In case you still thought there was still anything even slightly rational, even-handed and non-ideological about the Nobel Peace Prize:
Members of the NPP committee that gave Shimon Peres the Prize in 1994 are now attacking him for not singlehandedly putting a stop to Israeli reoccupation of Palestinian territory, even though here's only a member of the cabinet, not the leader of the country. (Alternatively, they say, he should have quit.) Which would be okay, since what's going on now isn't very peaceful ... except that they've said not a peep about about the actions of one of the other two men that shared the prize that year, one Yassir Arafat. (The third, Yitzhak Rabin, apparently gets off the hook since he's already dead.)
posted by aaron
on Apr 5, 2002 -
Eyes on the Prize
White House lobbied Norwegians for Clinton Nobel Peace Prize. Clinton and his minions are despicable, no?
posted by argus
on Oct 13, 2000 -