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Fletch
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Follow this link right 'chere.

Excerpt: 'In a reference to ongoing US threats of militarily action against Iraq, the announcement said: "In a situation currently marked by threats of the use of power, Carter has stood by the principles that conflicts must as far as possible be resolved through mediation and international co-operation based on international law, respect for human rights, and economic development."'

I really thought last year was Carter's year to win and this year was Karzai's. Which makes me think that this award was not so much to honor Carter as to blow a raspberry at Bush and his foreign policy in general.

That's unfortunate, and really unnecessary. I don't think the Nobel should be about influencing policy or opinion as much as it should be about honoring a peacemaker. But that's just me...



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THey probably gave it to him since he was snubbed after the Camp David Accords, way back when.
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Maybe he can get his lips off of Castro's wang long enough to deliver an acceptance speech.



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    Originally posted by Fletch
    That's unfortunate, and really unnecessary. I don't think the Nobel should be about influencing policy or opinion as much as it should be about honoring a peacemaker. But that's just me...


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Kim Dae Jung (2000) and 'Doctors Without Borders' (2001) weren't bad choices, but last year's Kofi Annan and the UN were poor selections at best.

Two consecutive years of a politically loaded Nobel Peace Prize selection is two too many. Hopefully next year the selection will be a bit more low profile.

Then again my favorite winner is "Reserved", so perhaps I'm not the best judge.



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OK, say what you will, but Carter has deserved this for a while. Even if you disagree with him on Cuba. I say, it's about time.



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