Skip to comments.Atomic agency hails US-India deal (IAEA and ElBaradei Support the Nuclear Deal!!)
Posted on 03/02/2006 5:15:41 PM PST by indcons
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has welcomed a nuclear agreement between the US and India.
International Atomic Energy Agency chief (IAEA) Mohammed ElBaradei said it would boost non-proliferation efforts.
The UK and France also hailed the deal. But it was criticised by some members of the US Congress, who said it would lead to the spread of nuclear weapons.
Under the accord, India gets access to US civil nuclear technology and opens its nuclear facilities to inspection.
US President George W Bush - who finalised the agreement with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi - called it "historic".
However, Mr Bush admitted it might be hard to get it through the US Congress, which must ratify it.
The BBC's Jonathan Beale in Washington says Mr Bush has a fight on his hands, after being accused of sending out the wrong signal just as America and its allies try to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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The U.S. tends to lose on every deal it makes with other countries.
This "deal" will be no different.
Thanks for your "wise" insights.
The Prez mentioned that building nuke plants in India would take some pressure off world oil demand, which would help keep the price down in the US. Same logic should work for China, which is already building a lot of nuke plants. Asia is building 80 nuke plants now.
That would explain why the US only has twice the GNP of whichever country is number two.
Increased nuclear power should also lead some some energy independence for all democratic, non-muslim countries around the world.
Of course... They've got the bomb already. Bush has persuaded them to abide by the rules.
It must be a very different world for countries that absolutely don't need ME oil.
The U.S. is over 8 trillion dollars in the hole. $8,000,000,000,000. Eight million billion.
If you were 100,000 thousand dollars in the hole, would you be considered solvent?
Solvent? By whose standards?
David Gregory is happy though!! Did you read the threads about how David Gregory, NBC's WH correspondent, made an ass of himself on the Imus show this morning? The guy appeared to be in a hashish-induced giggling fit. He also went on to call India a wonderful "language" and the like. It was great to see Gregory make a fool of himself but sad to see the MSM treat this success by Pres. Bush with such superficial coverage.
Aha! An understanding of the nature of capital in the Industrial Age is in order.
This deal removes that stumbling block. It allows for International oversight of India's Nukes and allows India to buy state of the art technologies. It was a very smart move no matter how much the Perpetually Pissed Caucus trys to deride it.
In some ways Im happy that this isnt a big MSM story.
When it passes congress though I want it on the frontpage.
Then I want folks to ask "Why cant we have clean safe nuclear power too?"
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