The Nobel Peace Prize

December 11th, 2002 – 9:23 pm
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“Former US president Jimmy Carter has warned of the potentially ‘catastrophic consequences’ of a pre-emptive US war on Iraq. The comments came in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo. Mr Carter did not mention either country by name, but said: ‘For powerful countries to adopt a principle of preventative war may well set an example that can have catastrophic consequences.’”

That was just one of the great remarks made by ex-President Jimmy Carter during his acceptance speech. As Gunnar Berge, chairman of the Prize committee, put it, “Jimmy Carter will probably not go down in American history as the most effective president, but he is certainly the best ex-president the country has ever had.”

Read the first article here, more excerpts from his speech here, and other articles here and here.

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