October 06, 2005

IAEA to win Nobel Peace Prize?

U.N. nuclear watchdog leads Nobel Peace tips:

OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, [Egyptian --ed.] Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmaker's favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, 60 years after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima.
hahahaha. Sorry, shameless slaps at the U.S. for holding the title of "only civilized nation to utilize an atomic weapon in combat" always make me chuckle.

We're never gonna live that one down, are we?

Anyway, back to the show.

The Norwegian Nobel committee makes it a point of honor to prevent leaks and, under a new secrecy policy, a guardian of the prize declined even to confirm that there would be a 2005 award.

"No comment," said Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. But he said the committee was aware that failing to make an award would be interpreted as a statement that the world was in crisis.

You mean, it's not? Man, that seems to be the story we get State-side.

Can it be awarded on a contingency basis? Say...in the event Iran/D.P.R.K. decides to set off some nuclear fireworks?

Bah. It's not right to joke. I mean, their mission is noble.

Afterall, you can't hug your children with nuclear arms.

Posted by Kyer at October 6, 2005 02:09 PM | TrackBack

silly post. iaea does not deserve the peace prize. pretty weak since iran has been in defiance for 12 years and UN IAEA let made no progress even with EU support in negotiating a deal with Iran. Instead, Iran is bolstered in determining to proceed saying it is in need of 'peacefull' energy suppy- a nation with the top 3 oil and natural gas supplies. b.s..

UN Peace Prize is tarnished..and this is not the first time either...

Posted by: leo fish at October 8, 2005 03:43 AM

Couldn't have said it better...

[...] a nation with the top 3 oil and natural gas supplies. b.s..
Spot on, my friend.

Posted by: kyer at October 8, 2005 09:42 AM