Sunday, December 11, 2005

Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to Leaders Who Get Results – Like George W. Bush

Wouldn’t you expect that the Head of the United Nations organization responsible for enforcing the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty to be focused on stopping rogue regimes who have secret programs? No, Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency received the Nobel Peace Prize and he says he interested in elevating world poverty and getting the nuclear powers who can keep nuclear weapons consistent with the treaty to disarm.

See Reuters December 11, 2005 article No Need for Nuclear Arms, Laureate Says

“The world should work to make nuclear weapons as universally condemned as slavery or genocide, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Saturday after receiving the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

“ElBaradei said in his acceptance speech that the world had 27,000 nuclear warheads and ‘to me, that is 27,000 warheads too many’. “

“Announced as laureates in October, ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency shared the prize for their work to prevent the spread of nuclear arms.”

How is the IAEA doing in stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons? Lousy.

How is the IAEA doing in stopping North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons? Even Worse.

Libya renounced its large ongoing nuclear weapon program. How did the IAEA do? Nothing. Libya’s nuclear components are now in Kentucky. No thanks to the IAEA, but very big thanks to President George W. Bush and his wiliness to use military force in Iraq.


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