That’s not an idle statement. It’s part of the platform he’s using to run for president of Egypt.

Former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who had previously announced his intetions to run for the presidency of Egypt, said Monday that “if Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime.”

Israel would on launch military operations on Gaza in response to terrorist attacks, rocket launches and so forth based there. So ElBaradei seems to be setting up a shield for the terrorists to use Gaza as a base of operations.

The rest of ElBaradei’s platform? Spread the wealth around.

Discussing his agenda for Egypt, ElBaradei said that distribution of income between the different classes in Egypt would be his most important priority if he were to win the upcoming elections.

And they say Islamists and the left have nothing in common…