Thursday, September 14, 2006

Oh this is rich. Isn't a little too late to be kissing ass?

Jasp

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2006

Wexler Reaffirms Indonesian President Yudhoyono’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Sends Second Letter Praising Yudhoyono’s Role as a Peacemaker in Resolving the Aceh Conflict and his Unwavering Commitment to Indonesia’s Democracy

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL), a senior member of the House International Relations Committee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Indonesia Caucus, sent the following letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee reaffirming his support for the nomination of the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. On January 25, 2006, Wexler wrote to the Norwegian Nobel Committee nominating President Yudhoyono for his achievements in brokering an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed on August 25, 2005, thus ending a separatist conflict that has prevailed for almost thirty years between the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). Despite the devastating tsunami of 2004, the outbreak of the Avian Bird Flu, and the recent attacks of 7/27, President Yudhoyono and his government have remained firmly committed to addressing the political, economic and humanitarian needs of their nation, including working towards a resolution of long-standing armed conflicts. In August, Wexler traveled to the Indonesian province of Aceh where he saw firsthand the extraordinary progress made by President Yudhoyono and his government to implement the agreement signed between the GOI and GAM.


Congressman Wexler is a senior member of the House International Relations Committee and is a member of the House Judiciary Committee.