Keep not doing what you’re not doing

Mohamed ElBaradei and his International Atomic Energy Agency have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. ElBaradei’s fecklessness in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat surely was a big point in his favor. But I suspect that his opposition to the removal of the terrorist-sponsoring butcher Saddam Hussein put him over the top. That plus the fact that Carter recently won the award and Arafat is dead.
ElBaradei interpreted the award as a message to “keep doing what you’re doing.” What he’s doing is providing the very faint illusion of a response to Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.


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