Gabriele Zamparini, The Cat's Dream. Live8 organiser Bob Geldof has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Why not? Look at these recent statements in the media:
Sir Bob Geldof has warned an unnamed American musician not to criticise US President George W Bush during the American Live 8 concert next month. (...) The mystery singer, who is anxious not to be named, was told by an angry Geldof, "Please remember, absolutely no ranting and raving about Bush or Blair and the Iraq war."
[Sir Geldof said that Bush] "has actually done more than any American President for Africa."
[Geldof] condemned the protesters who were involved in battles with police on Monday as "a bunch of losers". (...) Geldof said he believed the Live 8 concerts had made a difference. "Look at George Bush's reaction where he said he watched the concert all day and it was a great piece of mass advocacy," he said. "After the concert he began talking about trade. He started talking in very different language."
So, after Henry Kissinger and Jimmy Carter, why not Sir Bob Geldof?