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Nobel Peace prize committee lacks credibility
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin
It appears ever obvious that those that serve on the board of directors for the Nobel Peace awards are having some difficulty in nominating a qualified recipient.  Why you may ask?

What first are the qualifications? Obviously they too don’t understand the message. It became a Non Sequitur when Al Gore ‘”won” it. Obama doesn’t even belong on the same following list or to be mentioned in the same breath as these peace seekers/doers.  

• Jimmy Carter 39th President of the United States of America, the Nobel Peace Prize for 2002: “For his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”

• Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the Nobel Peace Prize 1919, 28th President of United States of America, founder of the League of Nations, during the bitter fight with the Republican-controlled Senate over the U.S. joining the League of Nations, Wilson collapsed with a debilitating stroke.

• Theodore Roosevelt, the Nobel Peace Prize 1906, 26th President of United States of America and then leader of the Republican Party, collaborator of various peace treaties

Also, I teach young children reading comprehension. Taking a course in the subject might be beneficial.

I think these “selectors” confuse “foul play” with fowl play. One is for being outside the boundaries (which truth be known could easily apply to this awarding) and the other, well ....... for the birds. I would apply the latter.   

Read this again: This is what the scribes announced as the winner of The Nobel Peace Prize 2009.  .  .  .  

•”Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Huh . . . What have I missed?

 It gives a lot of credence to the creditability of the Nobel Peace Prize, doesn’t it?

  Lee Almquist
Oct. 9, 2009