When are we going to get over our respect for the Nobel Peace Prize? It’s an honorific mostly given to war criminals (there are several beside Kissinger, Oscar Arias, Suu Kyi), racists & white supremacists (like the genocidal Theodore Roosevelt), Zionists (like Elie Weisel, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres), shameless compromisers (like Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Barack Obama). The few worthy individuals (like Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela) are thrown in as window dressing to make us think the stinking award means something when its political value is less than used toilet paper.