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Thread #105422   Message #2171418
Posted By: Peter Kasin
15-Oct-07 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Well Done, Mister Gore!
Subject: RE: BS: Well Done, Mister Gore!
Congratulations to Al Gore! I think the list posted by Jeri should put to rest any charges that the Nobel prize committee has only awarded liberal to left persons, but...

I don't agree with the counter implication that conservatives haven't made much of a contribution to world peace. As a liberal Democrat, it's not every day I come to the defense of conservatives, but, how about Herbert Hoover's post-presidential life, and to risk heresy :-), let's remind ourselves that Ronald Reagan, late in his second term, had wanted to begin the process of reversing the arms race and abolish all nuclear weapons. Yes, I know, Iran-contra and the rest of it, but he was very bold in his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world.

One organization that deserves the prize, and will hopefully receive it at some point, is Rotary International. They have done tremendous work in world health, understanding, and peace. They are made up of people of varying political outlook. They all share a commitment to "service above self." Their worldwide efforts at polio immunization has been, and is, a shining example of their work.