Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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RE: Why not
by tomcat on Fri 20th Nov 2009 21:19 UTC in reply to "Why not"
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This comment is somewhat off-topic, but I believe that the real reason that Obama received the Peace Prize is that the committee wants to steer American foreign policy. He didn't receive it for anything that he's done because, let's face it, he hasn't really achieved anything of significance in foreign policy. Certainly, other people did more in the past year to bring about peace. Hell, I'd vote for Bono, for all of the work that he does in raising money on behalf of Third World countries, the poor, etc. That's at least tangible and measurable.

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