Peace Prize Winner "Would Love to Kill George Bush"

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Talk about your Sundays bloody Sundays. The Web site Bring It On! points to this story from the Australian News:

Nobel peace laureate Betty Williams displayed a flash of her feisty Irish spirit yesterday, lashing out at US President George W.Bush during a speech to hundreds of schoolchildren….

"Right now, I would love to kill George Bush." Her young audience at the Brisbane City Hall clapped and cheered….

Ms Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 30 years ago, when she circulated a petition to end violence in Northern Ireland.

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  1. Does anyone still take the Nobel Peace Prize seriously?

  2. You can get a Nobel Peace Prize just for circulating a petition??? Jesus!

  3. I am so glad that Betty Williams is finally applying the skills she used to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland 30 years ago to Iraq.

  4. Now this is a peace plan I can get behind.

  5. The Nobel Peace Prize has really become a primary tool in playing Spot the Idiot.

    Has any Peace Prize winner ever effected long-term peace? I can’t think of one…

  6. The Nobel Peace Prize has really become a primary tool in playing Spot the Idiot. Oh, look! Another one pops up.

    Has any Peace Prize winner ever effected long-term peace? I can’t think of one…

  7. Ah, but you must love the cash prize: One meeelion dollars!

  8. “The Nobel Peace Prize has really become a primary tool in playing Spot the Idiot. Oh, look! Another one pops up.

    Has any Peace Prize winner ever effected long-term peace? I can’t think of one…”

    Doctors without Borders won one a few years ago and they were deserving. I think Nelson Mandella won it one year. I can’t think of anyone else. Nobel Prizes in general are a joke. Harold Printer won the prize in lititerature for God’s sake. Even in the hard sciences and Economics, where there have been plenty of worthy winners, there isn’t a deserving winner every year. There are only so many huge discoveries to honor and mediocrities end up winning it.

  9. Who wants to take bets that good ol’ shecky will soon be the the victimbeneficiery of a little extraordinary rendition?

    Don’t let ’em do that waterboarding bullshit to you, shecky. They’re a bunch of pussies! You should break their back, fuck ’em in the ass, make them humble!

  10. Just remember that the waterboard only makes you feel as if you’re drowning. Keep your wits about you, and don’t break. 😉

    Have fun, you idiot.

  11. “It’s our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life.”

    You say tomato, I say potato.

  12. In my hypothetical list of the million people to kill who’s deaths would improve the world I think Bush might be the one million and one guy…that said i think most nobel peace prize winners would be somewhere in the 900,000 range.

  13. Hey, that nobel prize is serious stuff. You don’t think they give that to just anyone do you? Ok, ok, Jimmy Carter excepted, you don’t think that they give that to just anyone, do you?

  14. As they say on the blogs, read it all. Especially the bit about the hundreds of children dying of cancer supposedly contracted during the first Gulf War, 15 years ago. (No, she isn’t claiming Iraq has the world’s oldest children, but equally plausibly, that “the mothers’ wombs were infected”.)

    “They needed five different kinds of medication to treat the cancers that the children had, and the embargoes laid on by the United States and the United Nations only allowed them three.”

    Uh, Betty, the embargo was lifted three years ago. What a tangled web we weave…

  15. Here’s a question: How many Nobel Peace Prize winners have not killed someone, either directly or indirectly through subordinates?

  16. Oooo, PL, that’s below the belt!

  17. Not at all, Clean Hands. I’ve never killed anyone, and I just wondered if that was a knock against me in my Nobel Peace Prize ambitions.

  18. I’ve never killed anyone, but I did write a song with the word “retard” in the title. Does that jinx my Nobel?

  19. Oh, then you’d better get busy…. there’s some follk in Congress I could nominate…

  20. She was probably drunk when she said that.

    And when she wrote the petition too.

  21. “How many Nobel Peace Prize winners have not killed someone, either directly or indirectly through subordinates?”

    I’m pretty sure neither Desmond Tutu nor Martin Luther King, Jr. killed anybody.

  22. SR,

    I’ll buy that. So we have two non-murderers. Wonder how they won, missing a key qualification like that?

    I just looked at a list of Peace Prize laureates. Just guessing, I’d say a third to half are killers, though mostly in the indirect world-leader sense.

    SR, you left off Mother Teresa. And the Dalai Lama. Do you know something I don’t know?

  23. “SR, you left off Mother Teresa. And the Dalai Lama.”

    I thought about including them, but then I remembered that Christopher Hitchens has pretty much indicted them for premeditated murder, so I decided to avoid controversy.

  24. Really? What did he say? The Dalai Lama? A killing machine? Sure, I can see Teresa running amok, but the Lama? Wow.

  25. The Dalai Lama? A killing machine?

    You betcha. Kind of a Tibetan Kung Fu thing.

  26. I thought so. Liam Neeson’s character in Batman Begins was clearly modeled on the Dalai Lama. And Brando studied with the Dalai Lama as background research for Colonel Kurtz, as I understand it.

    Also, I was pretty sure that I saw a thousand-yard stare in the Lama when Michael Palin interviewed him for his Himalaya series.

  27. “Really? What did he say?”

    Hitchens on Mother Theresa: http://www.slate.com/id/2090083/

    Hitchens on the Dalai Lama: http://www.salon.com/news/1998/07/13news.html

  28. As Buckwheat would say, “I’ll haf a peece of dat nobel pies”

  29. Just remember that the waterboard only makes you feel as if you’re drowning.

    And what a wonderful feeling it is in this hot weather.

  30. big hitter, the Lama – long

  31. Pro Libertate sez: “Here’s a question: How many Nobel Peace Prize winners have not killed someone, either directly or indirectly through subordinates?”

    I’m pretty sure the petition lady hasn’t killed anyone.

    The Dalai Lama? A four-tool player. He can hit for average, he can hit for power, he can throw, and he can catch. He just can’t run.

  32. I have a peace prize. Filled out a thingy on the back of a matchbook, a peace prize arrived in the mail four to six weeks later.

  33. I understand that besides his yen for killing, the Dalai Lama is also an accomplished golfer 🙂

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