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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.
Originally posted by Droogie
In 2009 the prize was awarded to Barack Obama, and that choice wasn't exactly without controversy either. Largely, the criticism was simply due to the fact that the newly elected president hadn't made any contributions thus far. Many will argue that this critique is still valid.
Originally posted by stainlesssteelrat
Nobel Peace Prize is a laugh, a tool to boost the ratings, credibility and popularity, even by nominating.
Bush and Blair were nominated in 2005 for liberation of afghanistan and iraq (they terminally liberated over 1mln people)
The decision about awarding Obama with Peace Nobel was just another blatant proof, that this prize is absolutely meaningless. Kissinger got one too, how come McCloy never got one, he would fit well.