What Were They Thinking?
1. A Wall Street Journal editorial today lists about 2 dozen deserving and courageous, but overlooked, candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize from some of the world's most dangerous places (Burma, Colombia, N. Korea, Lebanon) who actually "put their own lives and livelihoods at risk by working to rid the world of violence and oppression. Let us hope they survive the coming year so that the Nobel Prize Committee might consider them for the 2008 award."
2. Prague -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a rare vocal global-warming sceptic among heads of state, is "somewhat surprised" that Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize. "The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct," Klaus said.