Those Not Chosen

9 10 2009
Political Cartoon by Chip Bok

Cartoon by Chip Bock

When told that the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, Obama told reporters in the White House Rose Garden that he wasn’t sure he had done enough to earn the award.

For the first time, I agree with Obama!

Here are those who were nominated and passed over by the committee, but who are so much more deserving.

~Eowyn

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Meet the People Who Were Passed Over for Obama

Posted by Mary Katharine Ham on October 9, 2009

Dr. Denis Mukwege: Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence.

Sima Samar, women’s rights activist in Afghanistan: “With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women’s Affairs.”

Ingrid Betancourt: French-Colombian ex-hostage held for six years.

Handicap International and Cluster Munition Coalition: “These organizations are recognized for their consistently serious efforts to clean up cluster bombs, also known as land mines. Innocent civilians are regularly killed worldwide because the unseen bombs explode when stepped upon.”

Hu Jia, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, who was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for ‘inciting subversion of state power.

Wei Jingsheng
, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China’s communist system. He now lives in the United States.

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9 10 2009
Fred

I heard Walmart has a special in Nobel Prizes, Two For One, but just until midnight. Hurry!

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