they don't offically announce a nomination list but it's said 199 people or organisations are in the list for 2005.http://www.prio.no/page/Forsiden_detaljer_publikasjoner/Front_news/9767/46324.html
[The following "possible" nominees are not confirmed. Although there is plenty of speculation in some cases, the nominators have apparently not chosen to publicly confirm their nominations]
Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, & George W. Bush, US president, for their efforts to end Sudan's 21-year civil war (possibly nominatd by U.S. Congressmen Frank Wolf)
Don't forget Yasser Arafat.Jim Jones said:so what, didn't Carter get a Nobel price :lol:
That was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title of this thread. If someone like Arafat can actually receive a nobel peace prize nothing should be surprising.Socket said:Don't forget Yasser Arafat.
I think that was i guess they tried to support the middle east peace talks but .. i mean .. don't think you should be an :angel: to earn this but Arafat has a clearly violent pastRonE said:That was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title of this thread. If someone like Arafat can actually receive a nobel peace prize nothing should be surprising.
carter i guess you could make the case that the work his foundation does with promoting and supervising fair and democratic elections in developing countries, helps promote peace etc.Jim Jones said:so what, didn't Carter get a Nobel price :lol:
The voice of reasonSocket said:Let's face facts, the whole nomination/voting process for the Peace Prize has been extraordinarily politicized to the point where it's sometimes hard to take it seriously. If A gets nominated one year, then A's opposition will nominate their guy B. Some of the Committee members have openly admitted that they are making "political statements" other than promoting peace and rewarding peacemakers with their votes. It's at the point where the value of the award has been debased because of the politics. And the antics of some of the recepients hasn't helped. What was the name of that woman who won one year, and when President Clinton called to congratulate her, called him a "wienie." Not behavior calculated to advance whatever cause she was the head of.