But Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, who represented the right-wing populist Progress Party on the committee, led the way in objecting to the choice of Obama because she questioned his ability to keep his promises, the newspaper said.So we have two members of the Labour Party railroading through a ridiculous decision over the objections of the three minority party representatives, all in an attempt to gain publicity and influence American foreign policy. Tell me again; why do we care what five Norwegians have to say about world peace every year?
It also said the representative of the Conservative Party, Kaci Kullmann Five, and Aagot Valle, the representative of the Socialist Left, had objections.
The choice for Obama was however strongly supported by committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland and Sissel Roenbeck, both representatives of the Labour Party.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
No reason to take Nobel Prize seriously
As if their recent selections for the Peace Prize, or the worst Nobel Peace Prize winners, weren't reason enough to ignore the Nobel Committee's annual announcements as political propaganda, AFP reports that a majority of the Committee objected to Obama's prize selection this year.