Anti-war campaigners slam Bush/Blair nomination

The Irish Anti-War Movement has reacted angrily to the news that US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Norwegian politician has nominated the two leaders for overthrowing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

IAWM chairman Richard Boyd-Barrett said: “How you can say somebody has reduced the chances of war by conducting a war in which thousands of people are killed really seems incredible.

"Why they would be awarded for engaging in a criminal war against innocent people is just beyond belief.”

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