I just discovered an opinion piece in the New York Times written by Nobel laureate, and former Director General of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed Elbaradei. As you may recall, prior to stepping down from that position, Mr. Elbaradei -- who is Egyptian by birth -- was directly involved in the negotiations and inspections concerning Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Prior to that, Elbaradei carried out the very same function regarding Iraq's non-existent nuclear program. As I point out in some of my articles, contrary to the accusations of former U.S. president, George W. Bush, no WMD were ever found in Iraq, which makes America's long involvement in Iraq an absolute farce, and in fact, an outright lie and a deception.
As was to be expected, while carrying out his official responsibilities as the Directory General of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Elbaradei was subjected to a lot of pressure by the U.S. Government, which constantly criticized him, and accused him of not working fast enough, diligently enough, or thoroughly enough, to discover Iraq and Iran's nuclear secrets. Of course, the Bush administration needed physical proof in order to justify its illegal invasion of Iraq before the eyes of the world. As I said, that proof was never found.
With the recent unrest in Egypt, due to the fact that he has long been critical of the Mubarak government, Elbaradei was selected by the youthful leaders of the revolution to represent them, and to be one of their voices to the world; thus, his opinion piece in the New York Times. I found his commentary rather interesting. Not only is it well-written, but it clearly expresses the goals and aspirations of the Egyptian people in a post-Mubarak era. I encourage you to read it. The opinion piece -- entitled "The Next Step for Egypt's Opposition" -- can be found at the following URL: