Politics and Policy:
- MSNBC: Carter awarded Nobel Peace Prize
- OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
THE NORWEGIAN Nobel Committee cited Carter’s “vital contribution” to the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt and his efforts in conflict resolution on several continents and the promotion of human rights after his presidency.
“In a situation currently marked by threats of the use of power, Carter has stood by the principles that conflicts must as far as possible be resolved through mediation and international co-operation based on international law, respect for human rights, and economic development,” the citation said.
Separately, the chairman of the Nobel committee noted the current move toward war with Iraq by current U.S. President George Bush.
“It should be interpreted as a criticism of the line that the current administration has taken,” Gunnar Berge said. “It’s a kick in the leg to all that follow the same line as the United States.” . . .