February 09, 2005

Counting Down The ElBaradeis

The long knives are out for the head of the IAEA...

Reports are surfacing that the United States has is seeking behind the scenes support to oust Mohammed ElBaradei from his post as head of the IAEA, the UN group in charge of overlooking nuclear proliferation until it is too late.

This shouldn't require much armtwisting. North Korea nuclearized on this guy's watch, and Iran is threatening to do the same. Fiddle in one hand, torch in the other, ElBaradei has no credibility in preventing nuclear proliferation, at any level. Of course, one has to wonder, if he's fidlling around, or if it's Iran playing him like a fiddle.

The simple truth is Iran is seeking nuclear capabilities in an overt fashion, but the IAEA head either refuses to acknowledge this, or has another agenda in stalling action. Regardless, he is not part of the solution - he has become part of the problem. I know this is hard to believe, but the United Nations could use someone with a stronger sense of leadership and action in dealing with these issues.

Hey, we can dream, can't we?

Posted by MEC2 at February 9, 2005 10:57 PM