And Gandhi Never Got One

The selection of sometime terrorist Yasser Arafat as a co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is the latest reminder that the honor often goes to leaders with less than Gandhi-like resumes.

YEAR -

1994

WINNER(S)

Yitzhak Rabin

REASON FOR PRIZE

Israeli PM agreed to peace with Arafat

Background: as Defense Minister, Rabin oversaw a brutal policy to suppress the Palestinian intifadeh, granting soldiers the right to break bones.

YEAR

1978

WINNER(S)

Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin

REASON FOR PRIZE

Signing Jimmy Carter's Camp David Accord

Background: in 1973 Sadat launched the October War. Total dead: 16,000. As Irgun commander, Begin participated in the 1946 terrorist bombing of the King David Hotel.

YEAR

1973

WINNER(S)

Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho

REASON FOR PRIZE

The agreement leading to the withdrawal of American Forces from Southeast...

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