Friday, October 07, 2005

Nobel Peace Prize

Mohamed El Baradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency have won the Nobel Peace Prize. I was kinda rooting for Bono and Bob Geldof, but ElBaradei is a better choice, seeing how he works to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

There was a very good documentary on BBC a few weeks ago that followed ElBaradei and his team as they attempted to monitor Irans nuclear program. From the inspectors on the ground to ElBaradei personally negotiating one-to-one with ambassadors on couches outside meeting rooms, the work these guys do is difficult, frustrating and thankless. No nation involved makes life easy for them and every side believes he is favouring the other side. So I guess that means he must be doing something right.

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