What The ElBaradei?

March 8, 2007

The UN staffer providing top cover for the Mullah’s nuke program has inexplicably recommended it should stop helping them. Leaving aside why the UN was helping these monsters build their nuclear program, what’s got into the guy?

The story:

Delegates to a 35-nation meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday approved the suspension of nearly two dozen nuclear technical aid programs to Iran as part of UN sanctions imposed because of the country’s nuclear defiance.

The decision to deprive Iran of 22 projects was taken by consensus and was expected. Even nations on the IAEA board normally supportive of Iran backed the suspension because it was recommended by agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, on authority of the UN Security Council.

ElBaradei has never missed an opportunity to boost the Mullahs and went so far as to sandbag the President just before the 2004 election.

After said sandbagging, the administration agreed to grant him an unprecedented second term in his job – presumably he has some serious dirt on someone. But in that case why this latest recommendation to cut off aid from his co-religionists?

Possibly the Mullahs don’t need UN nuclear aid anymore, so he’s used that to pretend to be even-handed.

But there’s a more interesting possibility – the Mullahs are about to test, and the wily Egyptian gent wants to put daylight between him and them.

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Amnesty and Open Borders

March 8, 2007

The dances of the pols promoting the above provide a constant source of amusement.

Here’s candidate Clinton:

“We cannot just take half steps,” the senator said, “and we certainly cannot give in to those who would deny the rights of people, undermine their human rights, act as though we didn’t have 12 million people here who are working hard every day doing what they can to support themselves, their families, and contribute to the well being of our country.”

Packing six verifiable false statements into one sentence is quite an achievement, even for a Clinton!

Sadly, the piece goes on to identify a small problem:

The chief obstacle, some analysts say, could be the politics of 2008, and the presidential campaign that has already begun in earnest. At least six senators are running for the White House, including Mr. McCain, a Republican of Arizona who is principal co-sponsor of the legislation.

“There’s going to be the temptation to either not touch it or stall and blame the other guy,” a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who studies immigration…said.

Why be so shy about fixing the human rights abuse of 12 million innocents just because there’s an election pending?

I think we should be told.