To me, the Nobel Peace Prize is a Joke.
Yes, and it's not just the peace prize either. Paul Krugman winning the award for some obscure work while being completely ignorant on basic economics is also a farce.
If there was any justice in the world Bradley Manning would be up for the award.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
NO, the Nobel Peace Prize is not a joke.
We do have people here who are upset that their hero did not win...or that their "villain" did win..
But, why did not Gandhi win ?????
often to obscure people/organizations who deserve recognition
Ghandi was obviously an oversight
and extending one to these terrorists in '94 was beyond inappropriate: Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin