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What a peace of work

Yesterday, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded, and soon the one in Physics should be announced. That reminded me that the last one awarded every year is the Peace Prize, and I started thinking about who might be so honored this year.

The winners, I've noticed, tend to fall into three categories: the obscure, the wildly inappropriate, and the politically correct. (I call them the "Who?," "WHAT?!?!," and the "Shoulda seen that one coming" categories.) I've had a hard time taking the Peace Prize too seriously ever since I saw that the honor roll contains such luminaries as Henry Kissinger, Yassir Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and a whole host of United Nations bureaucrats and bureaucracies, including the office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, United Nations Peacekeepers, and in 2001, the whole United Nations and Secretary General Kofi Annan in particular.

Instead of getting worked up about this yet again, I thought I'd have a little fun with it instead. Why not try and predict who will get it this year? I have a few nominees I'll toss out, and invite you folks to critique my choices or make your own.

Abu Moussab Al-Qarqawi, former leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq: For greatly contributing to world peace by dying earlier this year. (Disqualfiied, as recipients must be alive at least long enough to be nominated.)

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah: For allowing the settlement of the fighting between Hezbollah and Israel in southern Lebanon.

Cindy Sheehan, "Peace Mom"/Mama Moonbat: For her continued efforts to promote peace and understanding, most recently by repeatedly stating publicly her fantasy to go back in time and murder the infant George W. Bush.

George W. Bush, president of the United States: For his efforts to free millions of Muslims from brutal, repressive tyrannies.

Kim Jong-Il, dictator of North Korea: For helping such historical rivals as China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and numerous other nations a reason to look past their animosities and cooperate.

Mohammed Bouyeri, murderer of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh: For his efforts in fighting criticism of Islam, sending a message to those who dislike the faith to keep their silence, instead of foolishly and recklessly provoking Muslims much like the Danish cartoonists who dared make depictions of Mohammed.

OK, that's my list. Who do you think ought to be honored this year?


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Comments (20)

too easy...Mahmoud... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

too easy...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Seriously? I think Rafik Ha... (Below threshold)
Dan Collins:

Seriously? I think Rafik Hariri would be a good choice.

Green Helmut Guy: F... (Below threshold)

Green Helmut Guy: For his tireless and uncanny ability to appear in so many videos and pictures, showing the world who the "real" perpetrators of evil are.

Or ...

Bilal Hussein: For unremittingly risking his own safety delivering the oft misunderstood message, through print and photography, of those who simply want the world to come together under the peaceful banner of Islam.

No one in their right mind ... (Below threshold)
Luke:

No one in their right mind thinks George W. Bush will be honored with the Peace Prize. The moonbats would never honor GWB with the same honor granted Jimmah Carter.

This honor is no longer bestowed on the truly deserving, but is bestowed on the politically correct.

Kofi Annan will take the prize this year.

Jack Murtha for attempting ... (Below threshold)
Stormin:

Jack Murtha for attempting to settle the issue in Iraq by having the US immediately withdraw all troops.

/sarcasm off

I'll second Nasrallah. Jay... (Below threshold)
Mike:

I'll second Nasrallah. Jay is right - he brought "peace" to the Middle East. (Just ignore those hospitals and schools that he built on top of munitions dumps.)

The New York Times, for its... (Below threshold)
Nell:

The New York Times, for its tireless battle to eliminate the opacity in our anti-terrorism programs.

The Dixie Chicks.... (Below threshold)
Matt:

The Dixie Chicks.

Naah, you're all wrong. To... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:

Naah, you're all wrong. Tookie Williams is going to get it posthumously.

Oregonmuse:Which N... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Oregonmuse:

Which Nobel? For Peace or Literature?

Hugo Chavez, for uniting th... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Hugo Chavez, for uniting the world against the "Devil".

Fidel Castro, For hanging o... (Below threshold)
914:

Fidel Castro, For hanging on long enough to unite Chavez,Carter, Ahmajimmyjad,Dean and all the rest of the Bushdeviler haters against the worlds biggest threat! Bush the devil, Cheney the antichrist and Rove the Grimsockpuppeteer who pulls all the evil strings.

Abu Moussab Al-Qarqawi--He ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Abu Moussab Al-Qarqawi--He just looked so dead while he was dead.

Ha Ha, good one Scrapiron</... (Below threshold)
914:

Ha Ha, good one Scrapiron

Hugo "I smell sulphur" Chav... (Below threshold)

Hugo "I smell sulphur" Chavez.

But seriously...Wafa Sultan is a profile in courage and deserving of the prize.

So many nominees, so little... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

So many nominees, so little time...

George Clooney for his epically confusing and conspiratorial "Syriana" and the retread McCarthy-era movie "Good Night...and Good Luck". Both of which enforce and affirm the beliefs of Europen elitists, Mideast radicals and anti-American liberals everywhere that America is truly "The Great Satan".

Sean Penn for his efforts to save victims of Hurricane Katrina by brandishing a gun and a leaky boat, then wondering why no one would get in that boat. A for effort, dude!

"Baghdad" Jim McDermott. Standing up to "The Man" and "Bushies" for we poor defenseless Seattlites.

Al Franken and Air America For helping raise the level of rational and reasonable discourse in America.

Jimmy carter is about the w... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Jimmy carter is about the worse person to receive the peace prize becuase he was one of our worse presidents

Osama bin Laden - for givin... (Below threshold)
old_dawg:

Osama bin Laden - for giving the Democrats a reason to keep living.
George Soros - for living the truth of the Democrat ideal of mind control.

Baghdad Bob for declarin... (Below threshold)
914:

Baghdad Bob for declaring the Americans are not in that f1 Abrahms behind Me and thus avoiding the whole war for oil shennaniggans... Nice try Bob/ A for effort.. See You at the NY Times

Baghdad Sean Penn for oppsi... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Baghdad Sean Penn for oppsing the war and supporting the terrorists and what about HANOI JANE?




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