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by kmarchal / February 8, 2006 6:05 AM PST
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And Bush subverted the will of the People
by duckman / February 8, 2006 6:12 AM PST

and appointed him anyway

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I saw that yesterday
by hh / February 8, 2006 6:14 AM PST

In WSJ editorial page, a very good piece written by Per Ahlmark.

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(NT) (NT) Oops!
by EdH / February 8, 2006 6:16 AM PST
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Good idea, that,...
by Paul C / February 8, 2006 10:13 AM PST

...but alas, it seems that former Senator Sam Nunn (D) and present Senator Richard Lugar (R) will again be ignored, even though their Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTRP) has resulted in the complete nuclear disarmament of three former Soviet republics (Ukraine, Kazakstan and Belarus) as well as monitoring arms reduction in Russia itself - and ensuring that the nuclear materials salvaged from those weapons are properly, safely and above all securely disposed of.

To date, the CTRP has eliminated over 6,000 former Soviet nukes. Last year, they gave the Peace Price to the International Atomic Energy Agency, which to date hasn't eliminated one nuke - and done a great job in facilitating through its utter incompetence the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran.

But, of course, we can't possibly have Americans recognized as being interested in reducing the threat of nuclear war (especially anyone such as John Bolton or Ken Timmerman) - which is why those men shouldn't hold their breath waiting for their tickets to Sweden...

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lots of crow being served for
by Mark5019 / February 8, 2006 11:25 AM PST

the nay sayers

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(NT) (NT) Bolton, the worst nominee ever, worse than Kissinger. -
by Ziks511 / February 8, 2006 5:13 PM PST
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Do you have any words to support....
by Jack Ammann / February 8, 2006 7:30 PM PST

...that assertion, or are you just doing a little bashing and "tossing hand grenades" again.

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(NT) (NT) Arafat must have been the best?
by TONI H / February 8, 2006 7:34 PM PST
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by duckman / February 8, 2006 7:42 PM PST

Even after the committee said they only gave it to him to diss Bush

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Why not just wish him well?
by EdH / February 8, 2006 8:23 PM PST

Apparently the prediction that he would be a disaster was completely wrong. That is good news for the US and the West, is it not?

How is he a worse nominee than Arafat or Tookie Williams? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense now does it?

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(NT) (NT) seems like sour grapes again
by Mark5019 / February 8, 2006 9:45 PM PST
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Many are nominated
by JP Bill / February 8, 2006 9:55 PM PST

Few are accepted.

Kofi Annan and the Nobel Peace Prize

Kofi Annan, soft in speech, clear and plain in meaning, scrupulously honest with words, is the second United Nations Secretary-General to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel committee in Oslo awarded the prize posthumously to Dag Hammarskj

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i dont have a prob with his being nominated
by Mark5019 / February 8, 2006 9:59 PM PST
In reply to: Many are nominated

but the crow eaters here sure must like eating crow.

1st time they said bush would lose elections lol
2nd was bolten would suck and be horrible in the un

i hope they like crow more comeing

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In response to your statement
by hh / February 8, 2006 11:14 PM PST

From someone who is an intelligent and learned person, your one line statement with no supporting evidence, makes you look rather foolish and a 'sore loser'. Mr. Bolton may not be to your liking, however one thing is for sure, he gets things done and he is an effective administrator. He will make sure that the UN will not be manipulated by third world dictators, totalitarian regimes and corrupt officials.
Bolton played a leading role in repealing Zionism is racism resolution in the UN.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_3379 and corrected a tragic mistake undertaken by UN under intense pressure from Arab and totalitarian regimes.
He is the corrupt organizations' and totalitarian regimes' worst nightmare.

After all, wasn't it the UN that gave the chairmanship of the United Nations Human Rights Commission to Libya? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2672029.stm and the presidency of the United Nations Security Council to Syria? http://judaism.about.com/b/a/016944.htm

Rob, peace through appeasement and coddling up to dictators has not worked. Peace through strength is what is needed. John Bolton is the right man at the right time on the right job.

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by Mark5019 / February 8, 2006 11:41 PM PST

these nay sayers cant agree they have constantly said how bad he would be now they cant face the truth that yet once again they were wrong.

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Who doesn't have a Nobel Prize nomination?
by MarciaB / February 8, 2006 11:52 PM PST

(besides us CNET/SE members? :))

I found this a good article, and maybe some thoughts in it should be remembered in light of the "Who, How, and Why" of a Nobel Prize nomination. This is from 12/4/05:

Who doesn't have a Nobel Prize nomination?
By Eugene Volokh, Eugene Volokh is a professor of law at UCLA Law School.

How could a convicted murderer and co-founder of the Crips be nominated for such prizes?

According to Nobel Prize nominating rules, any "professor of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology" and any judge or national legislator in any country, among others, can nominate anyone for a Nobel Peace Prize. Past nominees include Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro. Any "professor of literature [or] of linguistics," among others, can nominate anyone for a Nobel Prize in literature.

It would surely be helpful to readers if news stories mentioning Williams' nominations ? or, for that matter, any Nobel peace or literature prize nominations ? stressed how unselective the nomination process is.

We're used to prize nominations signifying relatively broad acclaim, as for an Oscar. When a nomination means nothing other than a recommendation from a professor (or even a few professors and a legislator), that should to be made clear.

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