Pass the nuclear agreement with India

Don Surber calls on the lame duck Congress to pass the recent agreement with India over nuclear cooperation. I agree with Don that it should be an urgent priority, especially since the next Congress may not be as favorable. Essentially, the agreement makes an exception for India, accepting its status as a nuclear power which does not allow full inspection of its facilities.

There are many reasons to make this exception for India, which is an exceptional country: the world's largest democracy, stalwart ally in the war on terror (for its own reasons — Islamists hate and attack Hindus with as much fervor as they hate and attack Jews), and a highly complementary English—speaking economic partner. In addition, India has rejected Fabian socialism and is making huge economic gains. For all these reasons, India and America should align themselves as closely as possible.

Hat tip: Larwyn

Thomas Lifson  11 12 06

Don Surber calls on the lame duck Congress to pass the recent agreement with India over nuclear cooperation. I agree with Don that it should be an urgent priority, especially since the next Congress may not be as favorable. Essentially, the agreement makes an exception for India, accepting its status as a nuclear power which does not allow full inspection of its facilities.

There are many reasons to make this exception for India, which is an exceptional country: the world's largest democracy, stalwart ally in the war on terror (for its own reasons — Islamists hate and attack Hindus with as much fervor as they hate and attack Jews), and a highly complementary English—speaking economic partner. In addition, India has rejected Fabian socialism and is making huge economic gains. For all these reasons, India and America should align themselves as closely as possible.

Hat tip: Larwyn

Thomas Lifson  11 12 06