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My words of gratitude to ICAN

According to Henry Kissinger, ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Likewise, bad Nobel Peace Prize winners sully the award itself, with Henry Kissinger being one of them. May I remind the reader that Gandhi, for instance, was never awarded?
In no way did I expect the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to win the prize. And it was nothing but deserved. Most journalists were keen to wager on Pope Francis, on the UN high commission for refugees, on the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, on the Iranian foreign minister, or on ACLU, which would surely have annoyed Trump. Speaking of Trump, both he and Putin were nominated for the recognition, but that was already too much of a joke. It is only honest to admit that any of the aforementioned candidates, except for that pair of blond demagogues, could have been a good choice. Nevertheless, ICAN enchanted me three years ago, when I started supporting the campaign and included a permanent link in this blog. Seguir leyendo My words of gratitude to ICAN