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Claim: President George W. Bush was nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Origins: Despite a rumor that circulated late in 2001, there was no substantive evidence to support the claim that President
Although Nobel Prize nominations are officially kept confidential for fifty years, in February 2002 reports began circulating that members of the Norwegian Nobel committee had let it slip that
Neither Bush nor Blair is likely to win. Bishop Gunnar Staalsett, a member of the secretive five-member Nobel committee which elects the winner, has spoken out against the U.S.-led and British-backed strikes on Afghanistan.In the event, the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in October 2002 to former President Jimmy Carter.
Last updated: 9 October 2009
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