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Old 2009-10-14, 02:51   Link #4338
Join Date: Nov 2008
Here's a bit history:

Teddy Roosevelt's involvement in an American war was the Spanish-American War in 1898, 2 - 3 years or so before he took office in 1901. TR was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his efforts in negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese War. A look up of the time line of American involvement in war lists nothing between 1898 and 1914 when WWI broke out. Wilson was elected President in 1912 and did not declare war against Germany until 1917, well into his fifth year in office as a two term President. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1919 for his efforts to end WWI and form the League of Nations, after personally taking upon himself armistice talks with Germany.

First, these men were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after doing something well into their second terms in office. They got the award for DO and not for TALK. Second, and by extension, there was no BRIBERY or possibility of such foreign involvement to influence their actions due to their receiving the award after their actions had already taken place.

There is a third reason with so much money being involved with the award, it is pretty much a given in the real world that if you take money from someone you are beholden to them. This is almost always a bad position to be in.
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