Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

What Is Peace?

Yesterday, Charles decided to throw his toys out of the pram because Gerhard Schroeder has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He dubbed the German Chancellor an 'Appeasment Weasel' for not supporting the war on Iraq or committing any troops to invasion and occupation. I suppose if he'd committed troops to an illegal war, that was based on falsehoods, that broke international law, which is still claiming lives, which is spreading terrorism and hatred for the West quicker than anything else on the face of the planet he'd be Charlies prime candidate for a 'PEACE' prize!

Charles goes on to say that the prize was devalued by Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter winning. A couple of points.

1. Kissenger devalued the prize in 1973

2. Arafat was awarded the prize jointly with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994 for their efforts to make peace. Arafat of the PLO, Peres and Rabin former members of the Haganah all had roots and expericence in terrorism. The award was made for the attempt at a peaceful resolution not past, present or future links to terror.

3. Jimmy Carter was responsible for the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, SALT2 treaty and was a strong critic of the apartheid South Africa.

Now if the award was made to George W. Bush, that would be the greatest insult to the words 'Peace Prize'.

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