This Elbaradei fellow may be the one to rescue Egypt and the rest of the Middle East from the madness now ongoing, and perhaps from the tyrannies, stupid wars, and unreasoned so-called diplomacy that has brought the entire world to this place in history.
This bureaucrat, a much maligned profession, and a diplomat, is going to put his skinny, old butt on the line today. He's heading down to the streets to talk some reason to the people and to the dictator of Egypt, to the Middle East, and to the wider world.
Here's something he cogently remarked a couple of years ago.
"Iraq is a glaring example of how, in many cases, the use of force exacerbates the problem rather than solving it."
So, here we go. There's fighting in the streets. Dangerous men with armies and atom bombs and poisons are supposedly in control, but have utterly lost their grip. People left their families at home today, to go rip the heads of off mummies in museums. How stupid is that? But, right about now, this old man strides onto the stage. Is he smart enough, is he tough enough to lay down reason with gentle fire?
How hard have we fallen that we are relying on this old man to save us from our own insanity?