A Modest Proposal
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded tomorrow. If it is not too late, I would like to nominate Saddam Hussein. Given that the unilateralist United States is the leading threat to world peace, who would better represent the principled resistance to the hyperpower? As the first to stand up to the United States, Saddam led the way for France, Russia, Germany, Canada, Syria, and even mighty Belgium. Certainly he is second to none in his opposition to the invasion and occupation of Iraq. As for the prize money, we can be sure that he will put it to good use relieving the poverty of the bereaved families of suicide bombers, funding the national liberation of Iraq, and erecting tasteful statues of himself. Saddam, if not the obvious choice, would demonstrate the seriousness of Europe's devotion to justice, freedom, and peace.