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Nobel Peace Prize - And The Winner Is.....

The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded. This is from the Nobel Peace Prize press release.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Mohamed El-Baradei, for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.

So exactly what have the IAEA and Mr. El-Baradei done to deserve this? El-Baradei put his name on the door at the IAEA, but frankly that is about it. He is all carrot and no stick. It seems to me that we were the ones instrumental in getting Libya to give up its nuclear program. It seems to me that we were the ones pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear arms program. It seems to me that Iraq had no choice but to give up its nuclear arms program since we sent Saddam Hussein scurrying into his hole in the ground. Iran will be the next country that will abandon its nuclear arms program, but I doubt Mr. El-Baradei and his carrot will be the 'root' cause.

Posted by Rick | October 7, 2005 05:54 PM

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