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Gingersnap
03-22-2011, 10:49 AM
Nobel Committee asked to strip Obama of Peace Prize
By Joseph E Lovell.

The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama's honour after the US attacked Libya.

Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky released a statement today calling for the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the honour bestowed on US President Barack Obama in 2009.

Zhirinovsky said the attacks were "another outrageous act of aggression by NATO forces and, in particular, the United States," and that the attacks demonstrated a "colonial policy" with "one goal: to establish control over Libyan oil and the Libyan regime." He said the prize was now hypocritical as a result.

Bolivian President Evo Morales echoed the call: "How is it possible that a Nobel Peace Prize winner leads a gang to attack and invade? This is not a defence of human rights or self-determination."
Morales won the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 2006.

He is amongst a number of left-leaning Latin American leaders who have denounced the attacks against Libya. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Rafael Correa of Ecuador, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Cristina Ferdinez of Argentina have all criticised western media coverage of the Libyan crisis. Morales and Chavez repeated calls for peace talks with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples." The Committee praised the "change in the international climate" affected by Obama's presidency.

In his Nobel Lecture, he discussed the "hard truth" of the inevitability of war, saying: "There will be times when nations acting individually or in concert will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified."

A message has been widely retweeted on Twitter today: "Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined."

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/304909#ixzz1HLNpJoN8

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2011, 11:30 AM
If they didn't strip him of it when he walked in, told them the United States underwrites their peace with its blood and treasure, and then had the balls to give them a lecture on the necessity, and morality, of war while accepting a peace prize, they missed their window.


We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth: We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations – acting individually or in concert – will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.


Roll that up Amsterdam, and smoke it.

Adam Wood
03-22-2011, 11:34 AM
I wonder just how stupid the Nobel guys are feeling right about now. Talk about a fuck-up of epic proportions....

Lager
03-22-2011, 11:56 AM
He got the Peace prize because he wasn't white, and he wasn't Bush. None of that has changed so he shouldn't have to give it back.

Wei Wu Wei
03-22-2011, 12:40 PM
He got the Peace prize because he wasn't white, and he wasn't Bush. None of that has changed so he shouldn't have to give it back.

actually it turns out he is Bush so he should give it back.

Lager
03-22-2011, 12:42 PM
actually it turns out he is Bush so he should give it back.

:D

Articulate_Ape
03-22-2011, 12:44 PM
I think they should just start putting Nobel Peace Prizes in breakfast cereal boxes. That's how meaningful they are.

jediab
03-22-2011, 12:51 PM
I think they should just start putting Nobel Peace Prizes in breakfast cereal boxes. That's how meaningful they are.

Print them on the back of the cereal boxes. That way we would have something to read while we eat.

KhrushchevsShoe
03-22-2011, 04:22 PM
If you arent in United Russia, you aren't a Russian political leader.

Articulate_Ape
03-22-2011, 05:56 PM
If you arent in United Russia, you aren't a Russian political leader.

If you aren't in a couple of dumpsters, the day is young.