Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FeedBack: Meet the New Boss, Egypt

John "JT" Tully of Broadcatching ( ) had this to say about critics of Mohamed ElBaradei:

I've been a HUGE fan of ElBaradei ever since his insistence that there were NO WMD's in Iraq in his capacity as Official Weapons Inspector for the UN o those many years ago...

Fair enough, and the piece by did reduce ElBaradei to nothing more than a Western stooge without giving credit where credit is due. On the other hand, there are many politicians who, whatever their impressive moves towards democracy, have been economic losers in their country due to their dedication to neoliberalism. (Mikhail Gorbachev and Iran's Mohammad Khatami come to mind.) Whatever his dedication to a democratic culture, this appears the path ElBaradei would head things in.

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