Seriously? Has the world become so political that they give Al Gore, who has done nothing...NOTHING...for the betterment of humanity, the same award that has been received by Martin Luther King, Jr., and most importantly, Mother Teresa?? I am appalled. Of course they give the award to terrorists (Yasur Arafat) so I shouldn't be too surprised. But in the grand scheme of things, it's very sad. There are so many people out there doing wonderful things for others who are less fortunate, but they have to give this award to the left-wing poster-boy flavor of the week. Is curbing climate change really a stepping stone towards peace (even if what Gore says was actually true, and even if he wasn't a complete hypocrite on the subject)?
Apparently there have been some recent, inconvenient truths to come Al's way just before he received the award.
Hugh Hewitt's site has a pretty hilarious analysis.
Update: Just read this thanks to James Taranto:
"Back in 1991, I was one of a handful of Democrats in the United States Senate to vote in favor of the resolution endorsing the Persian Gulf War. And I felt betrayed by the first Bush administration's hasty departure from the battlefield, even as Saddam began to renew his persecution of the Kurds in the North and the Shiites in the south--groups that we had after all encouraged to rise up against Saddam."--future Nobel Peace laureate Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002