I have not taken the Nobel Prize seriously after Le Duc Tho of Viet Nam and US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were the announced recipients of the award in 1973 for negotiating a peace agreement to end the US war in Viet Nam. Le Duc Tho refused the prize and explained that they had not yet achieved peace and that the US had already violated the previous truce.
This occurred the month after the Chilean military overthrew the government of Chilean President Salvador Allende and the oldest functioning democracy in Latin America in an operation that was overseen and planned by Henry Kissinger and his '40 Committee' in the National Security Council; four years after Kissinger oversaw the secret air wars in Cambodia and Laos; and also after Kissinger and Nixon's Christmas bombing of North Vietnam which was an 'honor' bombing designed to make it appear as though Hanoi had been forced by the American bombs to sign an agreement they had essentially already agreed to.
Le Duc Tho refused the prize but Kissinger was all 'Thank You, Thank You, I'm so great, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!' What hypocrisy. Kissinger, truly one of the most evil arch-villains of the 20th century -- now mentor to Democratic mega-warmonger Hillary Clinton. Made me want to vomit then. It still does.