The John McCain Institute handing an honorific for courage to the White Helmets is nothing to tweet home about, especially with Joe Lieberman standing there looking on. McCain & Lieberman are among the most contemptible figures in US politics: pro-war, pro-Israel, anti-immigrant. It’s very much like the Nobel Peace Prize going to Kissinger & Suu Kyi but also Martin Luther King & Desmond Tutu. If there’s no money attached to the damn thing, it should be rebuffed. If there’s money that can be used for search & rescue, grab it & run. It’s embarrassing for human rights activists in the US who stand against war & with Palestinians & immigrants. We refuse to honor it. It still isn’t cause to vilify the White Helmets.