Kevin Drum and Jeffrey Lewis offer some background on this important Washington Post scoop on the IAEA’s confrontational meeting with Iranian officials last week. I don’t much to add to the story other than to point out that also last week, American Enterprise Institute scholars Michael Rubin and Danielle Pletka railed against Mohammed elBaradei’s alleged anti-Americanism in the Wall Street Journal and accused him of mounting a “single-minded crusade to rescue favored regimes from charges of proliferation.”
In fact, elBaradei disclosed damning evidence about Iran’s nuclear program on the eve of an important Security Council vote on sanctions. Once again, IAEA delivers. And once again, its critics have egg on their face.