A UN Peace Prize? I…
A UN Peace Prize? Irony, anyone?

THE United Nations — desperately in need of some positive spin — is considering a ploy to steal some of the Norwegian Nobel thunder by launching its own annual peace prize. It doesn’t hurt that the highly politicized Nobel Peace Prize has been bestowed to such unpeaceful types as Yasser Arafat and appeasers like Jimmy Carter. “The United Nations peace prize would be announced each year with the fanfare of a Live Aid-like concert, to be broadcast on a youth channel like MTV,” said one source.

After the UN’s handling of the genocide in Rwanda and the current genocide going on in Darfur, are these the kinds of folks going to determine who’s peaceful and who isn’t? They can’t even decide if the Darfur situation is worth calling “genocide” (but they are taking the decisive action of holding meetings on the subject). How will they know “peace” when they see it?

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