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And no, not in that Alannis Morrisette sort of sense of the word.

OSLO (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair are among nominees for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize before a Sunday deadline for nominations despite failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (full story linked, @ reuters.co.uk).

What. The fuck??? I guess this is for saving us from all those skerry weapons of mass destruction? Or for overthrowing a government who had skerry weapons of mass destruction?

Peace, apparently, means something entirely different.

BTW, the only website I can find carrying this story that's a .com is called gulf-daily-news.com, which focuses on news from the Gulf of... anyone care to guess?

Yeah.
US reporting here? Nil.

UPDATE: okay, Wired.com knows about it now. Still. Ah-HEM, CNN? CBS? NBC? Fox? NBC, you Tool of the Liberal Media?

Yeeea-ah.
  • Yes, but did you read the whole article?:

    "Lundestad said many people wrongly believed being a "Nobel prize nominee" was itself a kind of honour.

    Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic have made it to the list -- every member of all the world's parliaments, university professors from law to theology, ex-winners and committee members can submit names."


    It sounds like it's really not that big of a deal.
    • Most definitely not an award, yeah

      True, I did read that. I have 0 Expectation that they'll actually RECEIVE said prize... I'm just boggled that anybody on the planet could view GWB and Tony Blair as the Voice of Peace and Reason, that's what the WTF is about.
      Man, every time I think I know how stupid my fellow man is he does something else to reeducate me. It's interesting to me that other whackjob nominees from my lifespan didn't produce any ripples at all, seemingly, while people are looking at this nomination and going 'bwah?'
    • Re: Most definitely not an award, yeah

      I'm just boggled that anybody on the planet could view GWB and Tony Blair as the Voice of Peace and Reason, that's what the WTF is about.

      every member of all the world's parliaments <...> can submit names

      There's the answer. Any one of the Bush worshipers in the house/senate could nominate him. They remind me of the chorus of sycophants trying to get everything in the US changed to "Ronald Reagan Memorial" (especially places such as airports to rub into the airline employees that Reagan screwed them), except for Rushmore to which they wish to add Reagan's face.
      • Re: Most definitely not an award, yeah

        I'm continually amazed by this. On the one hand they act as though he's some sort of god; on the other hand they show the man the greatest disrespect by acting as though he's already dead. Ronald Reagan still draws breath, and has done for years, but his Republican suckjobs talk like the man became a corpse around 1991 or so.
    • Re: Most definitely not an award, yeah

      You are aware that previous in-living-memory _winners_ of the Nobel Peace Prize include Henry Kissinger and Yasser Arafat?

      "Satire is dead." - Tom Lehrer, after Kissinger received it.
  • Oddly, I saw it on mexican news channels. I'm sure the US will mention it tomorrow ::eye roll::.
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