The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed El Baradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee picked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and El Baradei, an Egyptian, from a record field of 199 candidates.
It praised El Baradei as an “unafraid advocate” of measures to strengthen non-proliferation efforts.
The two had been among favorites for the award on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Nobel Committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes said that the prize was not meant as a veiled criticism of Washington, which has often been at odds with ElBaradei on Iraq.
I personally do not agree that the IAEA or El Baradei deserve this award.
They’re far from being objective, unbiased and solely dedicated to the cause of promoting a nuclear free world.
Before the Iraq war, they didn’t do enough to stress that Iraq didn’t have any WMDs and that there was no reason for war, and now the same is happening with Iran with them complicating things and not cooperating enough with Iran.
They’re just another puppet agency in my point of view.