Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Palestinian Physician Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
There have been many wonderful Nobel Peace Prize nominees, and my comments are not in any way meant to diminish the achievements of them. But there is a tremendous difference between our civic lives and our private ones--and when someone lives his principles in the paroxysms of grief--and in the face of one of the worst losses imaginable, well, he sets an example well worth aspiring to. I'm liking this nomination very, very much. And whether you win or lose, Dr. Abu al-Aish, thank you, sir, for showing us the quintessence of compassion. Few deserve this award as much that he does.