Online Petition Targets Nobel Peace Prize Committee
An online petition sponsored by nobelpeace.eu targets The Nobel Peace Prize committee (The Norwegian Nobel Committee) objecting against the committee's choice of President Barack Hussein Obama as this year's recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award.
That was fast. An online petition targeted at the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has already sprung up bashing their decision to award the honor to President Barack Obama.
“Lets express our objection against the absurd decision to award B. Obama Nobel Peace Prize. His activity had not yet abounded the unusual achievements. And although it can not be denied his potential, a decision the Nobel Committee is definitely premature, and in addition the political,” the petition states, “Unfortunately, such a choice Stockholm committee is directed at existing laureates this prestigious Prize, who have spent years devoted themselves to working hard and consistently for their ideals.”
Based on the original signers, the petition appears to have started in Poland. Although the outrage may be premature–there are just seven signatures so far. They are seeking one million.
Author's Note: Update: 10 October 2009 at 4:34 PM EST: 1,056 signatures.
Read about Nobel Peace Prize Committee members Thorbjorn Jagland, Kaci Kullman Five, Sissel Marie Ronbeck, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, and Agot Valle at The Norwegian Nobel Committee website.
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