09 October 2009

Obama Prize Slammed By TWO Former Winners

Up da Irish. Mairead Maguire a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and a strong supporter of Palestine. Note she was recently kidnapped and imprisoned in Israel when Israeli terrorist pirates took over the Aid boat she was on. Mairead has said she is "Very Sad" by Obama's award. And goes on to say that the conditions were not met by Obama, and she's right!
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire has criticised the decision to give this year's award to US President Barack Obama.

The Nobel committee said Mr Obama had created a new climate in international politics and made extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.

However, Mrs Maguire said she was "very sad" to hear of the award.

Mrs Maguire won the 1976 Nobel award along with fellow Belfast peace campaigner Betty Williams.

"President Obama has yet to prove that he will move seriously on the Middle East, that he will end the war in Afghanistan and many other issues," Mrs Maguire said.

"The Nobel committee is not meeting the conditions of Alfred Nobel's will, because he stipulated that the award is to be given to people who end militarism and war and are for disarmament." source
And yet ANOTHER former prize winner says it's a farce:
Poland's anti-communist leader and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa said today he believed the award was given to Obama too soon.

"Who, Obama? So fast? Too fast -- he hasn't had the time to do anything yet," he told reporters in Warsaw.
Here's my take on the "Obama Prize" HERE