June 29, 2005

LANDMARK:

India and US sign defence accord (BBC, 6/29/05)

India and US have signed a 10-year agreement to strengthen defence ties between the two countries.

The landmark agreement will help facilitate joint weapons production, co-operation on missile defence and the transfer of technology.

Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld signed the agreement.

There has been a significant transformation in relations between the two countries in recent years.


It's George Bush's most significant foreign policy achievement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2005 8:04 AM
Comments

Nehru isn't spinning in his grave, he's twirling extremely rapidly.

Posted by: bart at June 29, 2005 8:19 AM

Does this inhibit our "terrorist hunting" cooperation with Pakistan in any way?

Posted by: Bartman at June 29, 2005 8:52 AM

Why do you think they're co-operating in the first place?

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2005 9:10 AM

Umm...well put oj. But you must admit arrests are being made (al-Libbi last month for example).

Posted by: Bartman at June 29, 2005 9:59 AM

Bartman:

Pakistan has behaved in exemplary fashion. They're terrified.

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2005 10:10 AM

Pakistan's leadership knows that they can impress us with the small stuff like the al-Libbi arrest and continue to do things like pay terrorists to blow up the Lok Sabha and we'll give them a free pass. The Pakistani government probably has more to do with Nork nukes than even the PRC does on a daily basis. But since it serves W's purpose(as well as that of his Saudi paymasters) of maintaining the fiction that the War on Terror is not of necessity a War on Islam, we will conveniently ignore the obvious.

Posted by: bart at June 29, 2005 10:26 AM

It's precisely because it is a civil war within Islam that we need the likes of Pakistan.

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2005 10:31 AM

Thanks guys. This is the best website ever.

Posted by: Bartman at June 29, 2005 10:47 AM

i noticed an AP article yesterday (the first of its kind, but expected) about nixon and kissinger making disparaging remarks about Indira Ghandi and India in general. someone has noticed the indian spring and is moving to block it. pathetic.

Posted by: cjm at June 29, 2005 10:55 AM

Rove leaked it so W can smack the Realists down and curry favor with the Indians.

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2005 11:00 AM

"curry", get it? heh heh

Posted by: flanman at June 29, 2005 11:48 AM

Who else is tired of Bart and his "Saudi paymasters" comments? The one on the Bush/Clinton thread below was particularly repulsive.

Posted by: Bob at June 29, 2005 12:15 PM

Bob,

The facts back up my position. All you have is wishful thinking at best.

Posted by: bart at June 29, 2005 5:51 PM

bart (no relation) may be a little extreme in his prose at times but he offers well thought out, articulate discourse to this site. Me, I just try to keep up with the big dogs here at brojudd...

Posted by: Bartman at June 29, 2005 7:37 PM

Bart: The list of people and countries you hate is so long that my hand would fall off just listing them. You don't have "facts" on the Bush family, just tin foil conspiracy theories.

Posted by: Bob at June 29, 2005 7:59 PM

Bob,

It's not my fault that the world is a miserable place, most countries are really badly run and most of our fellow human beings are a waste of resources. I'm just stating the obvious.

Posted by: bart at June 30, 2005 1:29 AM

bart:

You don't get subjectivity any better than Harry.

Posted by: oj at June 30, 2005 8:21 AM

Facts are stubborn things, OJ.

Posted by: bart at June 30, 2005 9:35 AM

And jerks think its the rest of world thats jerks.

Posted by: oj at June 30, 2005 10:40 AM

Nehru got cremated....so no twirling ;)

Posted by: Pundit at July 1, 2005 4:07 AM

Bob: your hand never falls off, it just gets stronger. Trust me on this.

Posted by: joe shropshire at July 1, 2005 3:24 PM
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