Rational Jingo has a great post on “who didn’t win the Nobel peace prize”.
I would just like to add a few additional people who did not win:
- Hugo Chavez (Venezuela)
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iran)
- Kim Yong-Il (North Korea)
- Muammar Gaddafi (Libya)
- Mohammed Omar (former head of the Taliban in Afghanistan)
- Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua)
- Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)
- Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)
In related news, the Administration, based on Military analysis, is considering giving the Taliban a role in the government of Afghanistan. The rationale is that the Taliban is no longer considered the main enemy:
It also raises prospects for reconciliation with some of them. For example, two major insurgent groups are believed to have allied with the Taliban to protect their sphere of influence, not to wage a holy war against the West.
The report says “Taliban” no longer means what most Americans think. Yes, that’s what happens with deconstruction: soon nothing means anything any more.
But congratulations President Obama, for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. What ever that means.