There is a rumble in the media that Gen. David Petraeus, not Al Gore deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Fox News featured several times over the weekend New York Sun editor Seth Lipsky, whose paper ran an editorial last week saying that Petraeus deserved the prize.
According to the Sun, Petraeus deserves it for “Iraq from the competing death cults of fanatical Shiism and fanatical Sunnism. He has already achieved something that had eluded his predecessors in command — he’s winning a war against Al Qaeda, working with local tribes toward preventing a confessional civil war from escalating and protecting whole neighborhoods in Baghdad from ethnic cleansers. His accomplishments make the commander of multinational forces in Iraq uniquely qualified for a prize given in the name of peace, and now would be the time to salvage the real legacy of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite so horrified by his invention that he created an international peace prize with the profits he reaped from it.”
Of course, Fox News is still in denial over global warming, even though the Bush Administration has just recently admitted there is a problem.