March 20, 2005
ONE DYN-O-MITE AYATOLLAH:
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.
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?
How about George and Tony for 2006!
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.
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.
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.
How about Walter Mondale for his opposition to RR's "evil" star wars plan.