I never heard of Betty Williams until today, but apparently she won the Nobel Peace Prize way back in 1976 so I guess that makes her somewhat important. Unfortunately, in yet another case of just how much of a joke the most notorious peace prize has become, the other day Williams not only announced how much she regrets winning the award, but she also showed that she's suffering from a huge case of Bush Derangement Syndrome.
"I have a very hard time with this word 'non-violence,' because I don't believe that I am non-violent," said Betty Williams, 64, according to the Australian newspaper. "Right now, I would love to kill George Bush."
The audience at Brisbane City Hall – mostly schoolchildren – clapped and cheered, the paper said. The event was the Earth Dialogues forum.
"I don't know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize, because when I see children die the anger in me is just beyond belief. It's our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life."
Williams was awarded the prize for circulating a petition to end violence in Northern Ireland after witnessing British soldiers shoot dead a member of the Irish Republican Army. The IRA member veered on to a footpath, killing two children from one family instantly and fatally injuring a third.
The former receptionist now heads the World Centers of Compassion for Children International, a non-profit group working to create a political voice for children.