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Did Bush Blink?

This is an intersting take on the India/Nuclear arms agreement and one that should be discussed thoroughly. Froomkin: "In addition to all the predi

This is an intersting take on the India/Nuclear arms agreement and one that should be discussed thoroughly.

Froomkin:

"In addition to all the predictable reactions (pro and con) to the landmark nuclear agreement reached in India yesterday, a powerful and unexpected new concern has emerged based on a last-minute concession by President Bush.

It appears that, to close the deal during his visit, Bush directed his negotiators to give in to India's demands that it be allowed to produce unlimited quantities of fissile material and amass as many nuclear weapons as it wants.

But now the criticisms may focus on this question: By enabling India to build an unlimited stockpile of nuclear weapons, would this agreement set off a new Asian arms race?

And here's another question: Were Bush and his aides so eager for some good headlines -- for a change -- that they gave away the store?...read on


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