Liu Xiaobo wins peace prize, dictators shocked!

Posted: October 8, 2010 in opinion/news
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to the shock of Jay Nordlinger and dictators everywhere, the Nobel prize committee has decided to do its job!

In a statement, the Nobel Committee said Liu, 54, deserved the prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”

Analysts said the honor was aimed at pressuring China to ease its crackdown on religious and political activists. China’s government denounced the award as “a desecration” and said the honor should have gone to someone focused on promoting international friendship and disarmament.

Apparently without George Bush to bait and with the debacle of the Obama selection the Nobel committee was all at sea, at least that is the opinion of the Communist Chinese government.

“Liu Xiaobo is a sentenced criminal who has violated Chinese law,” a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said honoring Liu “runs counter to the principles of the Nobel Peace Prize.” emphasis mine

It’s not the prize so much that hurts China it’s that dictatorships are so used these days to international organization kowtowing that is seems contrary to the principles. I think that’s unfair, after all Liu Xiaobo just as much not George Bush as their last winner was

Update: Jay Nordlinger: Rejoice!

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