Friday, October 12, 2007

Retired war monger wins peace prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has done its part for global warming by ensuring that hell freezes over, naming Al Gore a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gore, a co-conspirator in the administration that deployed U.S. troops to Somalia, Bosnia and Haiti and bombed Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan, shares the prize with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose chairman, Ranjendra Pachauri, Gore denounced for his "virulent anti-American statements" when Pachauri was being considered for the post of chairman.

Gore spent the 1990s supporting the Bush I and Clinton administration imperial adventures abroad – a quick Google search found this 1995 interview where he defends the invasion of Bosnia, for example. The most interesting thing, for me, was the introduction of the interview: "In Washington, Jim Lehrer conducts an interview with the Vice President where they discuss a Senate resolution to support the troops, but not the administration's policy in Bosnia." For those of you who've just joined us, this was a Republican Senate and a Democratic administration. The two parties routinely exchange their rhetorical positions on such debates depending upon whose ox is being, um, gored.

Those who were rightfully aghast when George W. Bush was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize should be, but won't be, aghast at Gore's actual award. After all, Gore is a member of the Butter-Side-Up Party, and Bush is a member of the Butter-Side-Down Party, and so they are opposites, doncha know.

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Blogger Cowboy the Cat said...

2001, Mikhail S. Gorbachev

1994, Yasir Arafat (Palestine), Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin

Seriously, These four guys (I got this from a quick scan of the literature) did nmore to advance current global warfare than most people I can think of. Whether its through the development of gurrila tacticts and suicide bombing in the case of Arafat, or nuclear proliferation in the case of Gorby, whatever they did afterword wouldn't nominate them for a "peace prize" in my book.

I think hell froze over a long time ago on the Nobel Prize for Peace. I wholeheartedly believe that global warming is a serious crisis, but the Nobel Prize for Peace has become little more than a popularity conest. Kind of like the Oscars... Oh, wait, Gore won one of those too...

Nice Blog

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