OSLO, Norway — A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, saying Wednesday that its disclosures of classified documents promote world peace by holding governments accountable for their actions.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee keeps candidates secret for 50 years, but those with nomination rights sometimes make their picks known.
Snorre Valen, a 26-year-old legislator from Norway’s Socialist Left Party, told The Associated Press he handed in his nomination in person on Tuesday, the last day to put forth candidates.
“I think it is important to raise a debate about freedom of expression and that truth is always the first casualty in war,” Valen said. “WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace.”
*Face palm* Right. This guy is proclaiming to support “freedom of expression” … as a member of the Socialist Left Party, which supports “nationalizing” the educational system in Norway and radical environmental “solutions,” aligning themselves tightly alongside the global “green” movement which, as we all know, is a movement that contains within it some of the most fact-challenged “experts” on earth, “experts” who, by the way, have made it part of their respective missions in life to polarize and demonize as heretics any and all skeptics of so-called “settled science.” Read more on the Socialist Left Party of Norway here.
“Truth” and “freedom of expression” clearly are in the eye of the beholder.
Can’t make this stuff up, folks. Can’t make it up.