Sunday, October 31, 2004
Annan and ElBaradai Wanting to Influence the Election?
For some time, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been seething over the Bush administration's decision to go to war with Iraq – despite the fact that Saddam Hussein flouted U.N. resolutions for over a decade.
On Monday, ElBaradei, who heads the U.N.'s nuclear weapons control agency, the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), will be given the forum of the U.N.'s General Assembly to present his annual report.
No doubt he will reinforce claims that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction program.
Already, ElBaradei has butted into U.S. politics by having his spokesman speak twice this past week to CNN and the AP about the Al-Qaqaa explosives story.
An administration source tells NewsMax that "it is very likely that ElBaradei will not be able to resist making comments about U.S. responsibility for the missing explosives the day before the election."
Our source also expects ElBaradei to follow his speech with an impromptu press conference and offer some hostile remarks about the Bush administration.