Friday, October 13, 2006

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus

Good. It's about time the prize went to someone who deserved it, and not to a Leftie mascot.

"Every single individual
on earth has both the potential and the right to live a decent life. Across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development," the Nobel Committee said in its citation.


May his tribe increase.

2 comments:

  1. What? Have they run out of the likes of Arafat, H. Pinter, and the like to bestow such honours.

    And PEN International is coming to the aid of a Bangladeshi newspaper editor who has been jailed, harassed, and most recently savagely attacked for refuting the anti-Israel propaganda fed to the Bangladeshi masses and attempting to visit the country too. See Jeff Weintraub's blogsite for this item.

    And, wonder of wonders, Mary Robinson has criticized the UN's new HR Council for its exclusive focus on Israel's participation in this past summer's war, and silence on Hezbollah, Darfur and other HR debacles in largely OIC member states.

    Is that the sound of the pendulum swinging back that I'm finally hearing?

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  2. There's reason to hope that the new UN Secretary General will be a net plus for civilization. Someone who grew up eating CARE packages can't be entirely embittered against the U.S.

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