A uniter, not a divider

I’m nominating George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has managed to unite the Sunni and Shia of Iraq. Too bad they’re united against us.

Looks as if Mr. Bush, not satisfied with unifying the opposition to himself and his policies at home, has managed to unite the long-hostile Sunni and Shia of Iraq. Nobel Peace Prize, anyone?

Update: More here.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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