Yes, I know, he did preside over two wars, including one that he started illegally. But all that is water under the bridge to Pastor Rick Warren, who is awarding our president the International Medal of PEACE. The award was for the work that Bush has done to fight AIDS, a program that has done much good in the world.
But I wasn’t the only person to notice the irony of this award. Ezra Klein of The American Prospect said it well:
There’s no argument that Bush has done some genuine good in pushing America’s HIV/AIDS policy forward, but giving Bush the International Medal of PEACE is like giving the Dalai Lama the International Medal of WAR. You can find a rationale, but it demonstrates a genuinely insufficient sensitivity to irony.