June 16, 2005


Good thing Mohamed Elbaradei got his third time to continue his fine work to prevent nuclear proliferation:

Board members of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency approved a deal Thursday that exempts Saudi Arabia from nuclear inspections, despite serious misgivings about the arrangement in an era of heightened proliferation fears.

Although the Saudis resisted Western pressure to compromise and allow some form of monitoring, the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency had no choice but to allow it to sign on to the agreement.

You see, they had no choice.

The Saudis insist they have no plans to develop nuclear arms - and no facilities or nuclear stocks that warrant inspection.

Where have we heard this before? Oh never mind, the Saudis are much more trustworthy than the Iranians, Libyans, and North Koreans. And besides, now that AQ Khan has been stopped, there is no further likelihood that some rogue element motivated by religion or Arab nationalism within the Saudi government would bypass official channels and spread nuclear material or knowledge to those whom Reuters likes to call freedom fighters.

Keep up the good work. Please let me know when you need another piece of my sovereignty.

Posted by Charles Austin at June 16, 2005 11:09 AM