Today, Dubya gave the Dalai Lama the Congressional Medal of Honor for his peaceful, forty-eight-year pursuit of Tibetan autonomy.
In 1959 the Chinese invaded Tibet, sending the Dalai Lama and his followers into exile, and the Tibetans have conducted their business from Dharamsala, India ever since. They haven't taken up arms, they haven't attacked anyone. But there's Dubya--a man who couldn't restrict himself to hunting down the terrorists responsible for 9/11, who had to start an unprovoked war of aggression with an unrelated country before he even finished the first campaign--bestowing an honor on a man who is, to put it simply, superior to him in every sense of the word.
I'm glad Dubya recognizes a worthy man when he sees one. I wish he could also recognize an unworthy man when he looks in the mirror. This is like Carrot Top handing out the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement to Al Pacino.