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Cornel West On Obama's Nobel Prize: Wonders about criteria for awarding him esteemed honor

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*In the days following Barack Obama's unexpected awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, reaction has been mixed among the public.

The President's latest accomplishment was topic of conversation for Dr. Cornel West, a longtime supporter of Obama, who addressed the situation while promoting his new memoir, "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud."

Although he expressed his joy over Obama receiving the Prize, the activist was left wondering what factors contributed to his friend receiving the honor.

"I don't understand the criteria of the Nobel Prize committee," West told EUR's Lee Bailey. "They give it to Martin King, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu. I can understand that. They give it to Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Kissinger, two of the most pro-war people in the 20th Century. They give them the Peace prize. I say well ... I don't know.

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Ubangi Warrior

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#51 Oct 14, 2009
Nelson and Winnie are guilty of promoting or tacitly ratifying by their inaction, the practice of necklacing in South Africa.

What’s your point?

Oh, because Kissinger is White his alleged transgressions disqualify him from a Nobel prize but because Mandela is Black his alleged transgressions are falsifications trumped up by the racist White America.

Drinking the race polemics Kool-Aid my Brother.

Barros Serrano wrote:
Kissinger is guilty not only for crimes involving the Vietnam War, but also for planning the CIA-backed coup which put Gen. Agosto Pinochet into power in Chile by overthrowing the elected govt, following which tens of thousands were murdered for their politics.
Kissinger = fascist.

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