June 28, 2006

HOW WELL DOES YOUR EDITOR UNDERSTAND THE WORLD:

House vote lifts India nuclear deal hopes (Caroline Daniel and Demetri Sevastopulo, June 28 2006, Financial Times)

The Bush administration scored a key victory in securing congressional support for its historic agreement to allow civil nuclear co-operation with India when the House foreign relations committee voted 37 to five on Tuesday to allow it to proceed with legislation. [...]

Administration officials had been concerned that Congress would impose new amendments, such as forcing New Delhi to impose a moratorium on fissile material production, that had threatened to derail the whole deal.

However, that amendment was overwhelmingly defeated.

Although the initial bill expanded from the two-page version submitted by the Bush administration to 30 pages, one aide closely involved in talks, said: "In the operative language of the legislation there were no new conditions added. That's the big story.

"The vote exceeded my expectations."


The emerging American/Indian alliance is the most important geopolitical story in the world today, but is this even in your paper?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 28, 2006 3:42 PM
Comments

Is that a trick question?

Posted by: erp at June 28, 2006 6:25 PM

No. Of course not. Not sure the editors know where India is, though they like their power yoga just fine.

I recalls talking to lefty friends when W visited India. They thought it was just another example of his stupidity. Like, he thought he was headed to French Lick and the big plane didn't stop.

Posted by: JAB at June 28, 2006 8:30 PM
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