“We are in a race against time,” chief United Nations nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei (in photo) said about efforts to keep nuclear weapons away from terrorists. And he warned during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech last weekend that the risk of a nuclear disaster is as great as ever. His comments make you wonder if we would be safer now if, instead of invading Iraq, we had spent even 1 percent of the cost the war on helping secure weapons and materials in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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