More on the Nobel Prize selection

16 Oct

The right wing is in full panic mode, apparently. Bill Kristol said the award is given to “bloviators” by other “bloviators.” Charles Krauthammer insists the prize is given to people who are anti-American or anti-Bush.

Let’s look at a few of the past winners:

  •  Andrei Sakharov–he took it on the chin from the USSR for his human rights activity. Definitely anti-American, no?
  • Henry A. Kissinger–a definite anti-American, anti-Bush bloviator
  • Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin–yes, the US has always been anti-Egypt and anti-Israel
  • Mother Teresa–is there a bigger bloviator out there?
  • Lech Walesa–he only brought democracy and freedom to Poland, which really threw a wrench into US foreign policy
  • Elie Weisel–those Holocaust survivors are so annoying
  • Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin, two more Israelis who were enemies of the US (they shared the award with Yasser Arafat)
  • South Korea’s Kim Dae Jung–another anti-US bloviator

Clearly, I’m being sarcastic here. The list of winners includes many people who have worked tirelessly to improve the world in some way, whether by bringing peace to Northern Ireland or the Middle East. Henry Kissinger received the prize for his work with the Vietnam peace accord. I may not be a fan of Kissinger’s, but I can recognize good works no matter who gets them done.

It’s really unfortunate that the right wing has to smear so many good people just to attack one person. Of course, they have used this tactic many times before.

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One Response to “More on the Nobel Prize selection”

  1. Paul Koloszar October 17, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    “You can make a lot of money bloviating like I do.”
    — Bill O’Reilly, giving career advice to Tony Snow

    Found this on Doonesbury.com.

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