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Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern and the People of Northern Ireland for Nobel Peace Prize.

October 15th, 2007

Wall Street Journal:

These men and women put their own lives and livelihoods at risk by working to rid the world of violence and oppression. Let us hope they survive the coming year so that the Nobel Prize Committee might consider them for the 2008 award:

In Olso Friday, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded to the Burmese monks whose defiance against, and brutalization at the hands of, the country’s military junta in recent weeks captured the attention of the Free World.

The prize was also not awarded to Morgan Tsvangirai, Arthur Mutambara and other Zimbabwe opposition leaders who were arrested and in some cases beaten by police earlier this year while protesting peacefully against dictator Robert Mugabe.

Or to Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest in Vietnam arrested this year and sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the pro-democracy group Block 8406.

Or to Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Uyyouni, co-founders of the League of Demanders of Women’s Right to Drive Cars in Saudi Arabia, who are waging a modest struggle with grand ambitions to secure basic rights for women in that Muslim country.

Or to Britain’s Tony Blair, Ireland’s Bertie Ahern and the voters of Northern Ireland, who in March were able to set aside decades of hatred to establish joint Catholic-Protestant rule in Northern Ireland…

Being from Northern Ireland, I’ll take the last one were real peace is being achieved. But you can pick your own, just don’t try pass off Al Gore as a legitimate peace prize winner. As this list shows, that idea is laughable.

h/t SDA

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Al Gore Wins Peace Prize

October 12th, 2007
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OK, I’ll be the one to bite. What, exactly, has Al Gore done for peace?

Not global warming, not enviro-nazi-ism (of whom he is king), but peace. Put down your guns and stop this silly fighting kind of peace.

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