Sunday, August 26, 2007

How are our friends in India doing?

Apparently some Indians dislike the clause in the newest nuclear treaty that lets the U.S. dictate how India can be run. How strange:

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The United States gave India nearly everything it wanted in a landmark nuclear energy deal, but that may not be enough for a vocal chorus of Indian critics.

A wave of opposition has left India's government reeling and raised serious doubts about the deal's future. Critics argue the agreement could undermine India's cherished nuclear weapons program and allow the U.S. to dictate Indian foreign policy.

Leading the charge are the communist allies of India's prime minister, and beneath their arguments many here see a deeper objection - they don't want New Delhi drawn closer to Washington under any circumstances.

For both countries, the stakes are enormous.

I believe Bush was counting on this treaty to show he's gotten at least one good thing done....

And then there's the pesky one bomb a day thing:
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- India blamed Islamic militants based in Pakistan and Bangladesh for twin bombings that killed at least 42 people in the south, and a top government official acknowledged that his country was struggling to stop terror attacks.
Well, that changes everything! Time to get rid of civil rights and freedoms and start a fascist society! At least that would be Bush's recommendation....

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