Wednesday, March 08, 2006

India Not Trustworthy on Nuclear Issues

It seems that President Bush did something that every president since Nixon chose not to. He gave in to India's desire to take the first step to becoming a legitimate nuclear weapon state.

Now, Pakistan will go to the world stage, starting in Asia of course and say "Why not me too? After all, India is recognized" and then not too long after that you can fully expect Iran and North Korea to ask the same question and demand the same respect. the President has opened a Pandora's box that our children will probably regret.

Here is why the Indians cannot be trusted. In the 1950s, they were provided as part of the "Atoms for Peace" program a Canadian nuclear reactor because they promised not to proliferate nuclear weapons. They then proceeded to use that same reactor to manufacture fissible material in violation of that agreement. That material was then used to detonate their first nuclear bomb. The current nuclear material they have also trace back to that first reactor obtained under false promises. Now they want to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty but as a nuclear state, not as a non-nuclear state. What does that tell you?

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