Abby Zimet of Common Dreams reported on this round of absolute idiocy yesterday (July 8) calling it "a sick, cruel joke":
Evidently believing that a former president, even a lying, murderous, sociopathic one, is good for business, the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies decided to give George Bush a humanitarian “Improving the Human Condition” Award, prompting outraged students and faculty to protest Bush's "legacy of human rights abuses, including the torture of detainees in extraterritorial jails, preemptive war, domestic surveillance programs and other egregious actions that deleteriously impact the human condition" in a petition. Even school officials were subsequently forced to concede they may have a point, announcing they would still give him an award but likely change its name - maybe to Worst Lying Murderous Sociopathic President, Ever?
Read the original article here.“We urge you to choose an alternative recipient of the 2013 ‘Improving the Human Condition Award’ who better represents a humanitarian spirit, a commitment to human rights and human dignity, and whose contributions and leadership have truly resulted in positive change.” - from the petition.
*****Comment: How dumb are the folks at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies?
Josef Korbel (1909 - 1977) by the way is the father of Madeline Albright. You remember her and her comment about 500 000 dead Iraqi children, right? See this video if you have forgotten:
Josef Korbel also mentored none other than Condoleeza Rice who along with Bush and Cheney should be in prison for war crimes against humanity.
Perhaps a big part of the answer as to why Bush will be honored lies in these two personal associations in addition to the fact that the current Dean, Christopher Hill, is a former US ambassador to Iraq.
It is all one big fest of elite ass kissing it would seem.