The Nobel Prize for Destroying What’s Left of the Committees Credibility goes to
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The EU.

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award seen as a morale boost for the bloc as it struggles to resolve its debt crisis.

The committee praised the 27-nation EU for rebuilding after World War Two and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.

A (dis)Organization formed in 1993 gets credit for rebuilding in the late 40s? A rebuilding that took place fastest in the parts of Europe not under Soviet control, funded by US taxpayers?

“This is a message to Europe to do everything they can to secure what they’ve achieved and move forward,” [Committee chairman Thorbjoern] Jagland said, saying it was a reminder of what would be lost “if the union is allowed to collapse.”

The Chairman is admitting that the Peace Prize is now nothing.

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The Nobel Prize for Destroying What’s Left of the Committees Credibility goes to — 2 Comments

  1. Seems sorta likely that they decided to give them the award while the EU was still more-or-less around – think how embarrassing it would have been if they’d waited awhile longer, and only given it to them as the whole thing was already in the throes of collapse…

    Or even worse, have ended up making a post-mortem award…you know: “Here, this is for making a really nice try; too bad it didn’t work out in the end.”

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