PEACE PRIZE SHAM

Donald Sensing reports yet more tarnish on the Nobel Peace Prize:

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung was awarded the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize in large part because he opened personal reconciliation talks with the North. Now we learn that Kim paid the North Koreans $100 million to take part in the summit.

Perhaps they should start calling it the Peace Price?

Some recent NPP highlights:

2002: Jimmy Carter for dissing the Bush Administration

2001: The UN. ‘Nuff said.

2000: See above.

1998: Failed Irish peace initiative.

1997: Leftie anti-landmine campaign opposed by US.

1995: Anti-nuke lefties.

1994: Yasser Arafat and Co.

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