I hereby grant Tom Friedman the 2003 Colin Powell Award.
This award is bestowed upon a noted person in the field of Foreign Affairs who has completely lost all credibility and dignity in a 12 month period. Recipients are selected based upon their ability to take a reputation for cross-ideological sensibility and totally tarnish it beyond what could have possibly been forseen.
2002 winner, British PM Tony Blair, will not be able to attend the award ceremony as he is busy "sexing up" the Kay Report.
Will add more as I think of them or as they're suggested.
We of course have to give the Marcus Tullius Tiro Lifetime Achievement Award for Stenography to Susan Schmidt of the Washington Post.