Monday, October 15, 2007

Al Gore

Dry Bones cartoon: Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
Okay, so the Nobel committee awards the Peace Prize to Al Gore. What's really going on you wonder? Here's the view from Iran. A longish analysis from yesterday's Tehran Times:

"The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to former Vice President Al Gore is a political statement by the European bourgeoisie about the policies of the Bush administration and the politics of the United States. Rarely has there been such an open intervention by the European ruling elite in the internal politics of America.

The political significance of Gore’s selection is clear, given that he is still an active figure in American politics, widely mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, who has on occasions attacked both the foreign and domestic policies of the Bush administration. At the very least, the award can be taken as a signal from the Norwegian political establishment - from which the selection committee is chosen - that it hopes for a Democratic victory in the 2008 presidential election. -more

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