What’s Norwegian for “bitch-slapped”?
Jimmy Carter gets the Nobel Peace Prize…and Bush gets a rock.
OSLO, Norway – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peace mediation efforts and promotion of human rights in what the awards committee said was a criticism of current U.S. policy and “a kick in the leg” to those following the same line.
The secretive, five-member committee made its decision last week after months of deliberations as it sought the right message for a world still dazed by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the war on terrorism that followed and concern about a possible U.S. military strike against Iraq.
“It should be interpreted as a criticism of the line that the current administration has taken,” Gunnar Berge, chairman of the Nobel committee, said in Norwegian. “It’s a kick in the leg to all that follow the same line as the United States.”
Bush was said to take consolation for his Man of the Year Award from the American Enuresis Society for his actions on September 11, 2001.