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2001-Dec-10: Nobel Guest

This evening, Sir Paul and Heather Mills were guests at the Nobel Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway.  The glittering banquet was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prestigious prize.  Sir Paul arrived amid tight security as this weeks events mark the largest ever single gathering of past Nobel laureates.

Earlier in the day, Sir Paul was interviewd by Norwegian TV2 after UN General Secretary Kofi Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  "It's such an important cause, peace," said Sir Paul. He revelaed that he had followed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prizes "since I was a little kid".
                   
In another interview with Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), Sir Paul admitted that being "a pacifist all my life", the September terrorist attacks on the United States placed him in a difficult situation:

"People kept asking me whether I supported the U.S. response. What else were they supposed to do? Just say 'don't do it again?"
Sir Paul stated that when a country is invaded, he is ready to set aside his pacifist beliefs and respond militarily.  He agreed that given all the terror-related conflicts in the world at the moment, it is a bit odd to be performing at a peace-related event. "But that's why it's so important," he said.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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