Rare is the Nobel Peace Prize recipient truly deserving of the high honor the prize ostensibly represents.
Rare is there a recipient as deserving as former Polish president Lech Walesa, a living example that it is possible, at against great odds, to take on a dictatorship and defeat it.
Walesa on Thursday urged his fellow Nobel laureates — including the undeserving like Al Gore and Barack Obama — to unite to pressure the murdering Castro dictatorship to release all political prisoners in Cuba.
"I urge the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize to take joint action to pressure the regime," and "demand the immediate release of those who have been sentenced to years in prison of their convictions," Walesa told a Polish newspaper.
Walesa, the former head of the Solidarity labor union in Poland, made his comments in response to the death Tuesday of Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo after more than 80 days on hunger strike.
"The death of Orlando is a desperate call for help," Walesa said.