March 20, 2005


A Nobel for Sistani (THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, 3/20/05, NY Times)

As we approach the season of the Nobel Peace Prize, I would like to nominate the spiritual leader of Iraq's Shiites, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, for this year's medal. I'm serious.

Much of the rest of the column is nonsense, especially the comparison to Gorbachev, but the suggestion is bang on.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2005 10:30 AM

If al-Sistani wants it, he'll have to at least give out with one public chant of "Death to Bush! Death To America!" to really impress the Nobel committee.

Posted by: John at March 20, 2005 11:09 AM

To determine who will in fact get the Arafat Memorial Prize, we just need to figure out who would most embarrass Bush. Zarqawi? Dan Rather? Michael Moore?

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at March 20, 2005 11:28 AM

How about George and Tony for 2006!

Posted by: Genecis at March 20, 2005 9:03 PM

The Committee is pleased to announce this year's Peace Prize recipient...
General Muammar El-Qadhufi. his bold leadership and personal example is a positive sign of hope in a troubled part of the world.

Posted by: Dave W. at March 21, 2005 1:17 AM

On second thought...
The Committee is pleased to award this year's Peace Prize to Mr. Kofi Annan, for his tireless efforts to foster social justice and ease human suffering, and for his commitment to finding political, rather than military solutions to the world's conflicts.

Posted by: Dave W. at March 21, 2005 1:28 AM

Sorry, guys. You have to go all the way back to the grand enabler, the genius behind the curtain, the one who made it all possible.

Osama bin Laden leaves everyone in the dust. He deserves the prize.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 21, 2005 2:02 AM

How about Walter Mondale for his opposition to RR's "evil" star wars plan.

Posted by: Dave W. at March 21, 2005 12:52 PM