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The Company He Keeps

Here is a list of Nobel Peace Prize winners since 1980. There are some worthy recipients — Lech Walesa, Shirin Ebadi, Mohammed Yunus. But most Nobel Peace Peace prizes go to conventional left-wing types popular with European elites — Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev. Before they break out the champagne at the White House, they may want to pause over the fact that Obama now shares this honor with Mohammed el-Baradei, Yasser Arafat, and flagrant liar Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

2009: U.S. President Barack Obama

_ 2008: Martti Ahtisaari

_ 2007: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Al Gore

_ 2006: Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank

_ 2005: International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei

_ 2004: Wangari Maathai

_ 2003: Shirin Ebadi

_ 2002: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

_ 2001: United Nations, Kofi Annan

_ 2000: Kim Dae-jung

_ 1999: Medecins Sans Frontieres

_ 1998: John Hume, David Trimble

_ 1997: International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody Williams

_ 1996: Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Jose Ramos-Horta

_ 1995: Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

_ 1994: Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin

_ 1993: Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk

_ 1992: Rigoberta Menchu Tum

_ 1991: Aung San Suu Kyi

_ 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev

_ 1989: The 14th Dalai Lama

_ 1988: U.N. Peacekeeping Forces

_ 1987: Oscar Arias Sanchez

_ 1986: Elie Wiesel

_ 1985: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

_ 1984: Desmond Tutu

_ 1983: Lech Walesa

_ 1982: Alva Myrdal, Alfonso Garcia Robles

_ 1981: Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

_ 1980: Adolfo Perez Esquivel

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