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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.
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.

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.
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?

1 comment:

  1. So, if I read this correctly it was only 2 of the 5 people on the committee wanted Obama to get the Peace Prize. Not only does the majority does not rule on that committee - but this further supports the thought that the Nobel prizes are less meaningful than a Emmy award. Or even a NH Theatre Award.