Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other explosives, died at the end of the 19th century. His final will and testament set aside his amassed fortune to the establishment of the Nobel Prizes. There are Nobel Prizes in the categories of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics, although the economics prize is not part of Nobel’s original will and was established in 1969.

I vow to never again be impressed by the Nobel Prize for Peace, knowing that it has been given to a known terrorist, a useless organization and its corrupt leader, and a mediocre President whose Agreed Framework was revealed to be a farce in the same week the prize was announced.

And here is the most recent Nobel Prize laureate to join my list of shame: Betty Williams. She is reported in The Australian as expressing her “peaceful” nature thus:

“I have a very hard time with this word ‘non-violence’, because I don’t believe that I am non-violent,” said Ms Williams, 64.

“Right now, I would love to kill George Bush.” Her young audience at the Brisbane City Hall clapped and cheered.

It’s a good thing she gave this speech in Australia, because making a comment like that is a crime here in the States — freedom of speech notwithstanding. I think Ms. Williams should be denied entry if she ever tries to visit the United States. We don’t need any additional sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome here.

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