Peace Like A River

It was a wide river, mistakable for a lake or even an ocean unless you'd been wading and knew its current. Somehow I'd crossed it... Now I saw the stream regrouped below, flowing on through what might've been vineyards, pastures, orhards... It flowed between and alongside the rivers of people; from here it was no more than a silver wire winding toward the city. - Leif Enger, Peace Like A River

Saturday, October 08, 2005

You're kidding me

From Power Line:

Mohamed ElBaradei and his International Atomic Energy Agency have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. ElBaradei's fecklessness in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat surely was a big point in his favor. But I suspect that his opposition to the removal of the terrorist-sponsoring butcher Saddam Hussein put him over the top. That plus the fact that Carter recently won the award and Arafat is dead.

ElBaradei interpreted the award as a message to "keep doing what you're doing." What he's doing is providing the very faint illusion of a response to Iran's development of nuclear weapons.

You can bet Regime Change Iran has some thoughts on this:

The United States, which has severely criticized him in the past, reacted relatively warmly on Friday to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Only last December, the White House sought to limit El Baradei to a two-year term, but relented in June for a lack of an alternative candidate. "You work with what you've got," a State Department official said at that time.

I've said before, the Nobel Prizes in Peace and Literature are not serious awards. They're simply part of the bag of goodies the far Left likes to use to rewards its own for opposing more conservative principles.

Michelle Malkin calls it what it is.

Psycmeistr speaks plainly about this one.


  • At Sat Oct 08, 03:19:00 PM, Petite For Life said…

    God only the one knows the truth :)

    He deserves it.

  • At Sat Oct 08, 10:34:00 PM, johngrif said…

    For some time it has seemed that the Nobel committee has been willing to reward terrorists for not attacking the civilized world

    One year Y Arafat was cited for a brief respite from his massacres of Israelis civilians.

    Jimmy Carter was thanked for opposing the action to disarm Iraq's terror state (and honored for his betrayal of his past office of President of the United States).

    Saddam Hussein will, of course, fail to receive such gratitude. He no longer possesses the ability to employ chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

    Perhaps we might expect that the Committee will next move to recognize Iran's leadership and Kim Jong-II with future NObel Awards because of their "peaceful" contributions, namely a certain temporary forebearance in the use of weapons of mass destruction against the rest of us.

  • At Sat Oct 08, 10:39:00 PM, Jeff said…

    Yes, the fact Y Arafat won this thing should tell you all you need to know about the Prize.

  • At Sun Oct 09, 08:08:00 AM, Rambix said…

    We live in a sometimes upside down world. Thanks for posting on this.


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