September 11, 2008

LIKE DETENTE, BUT WITHOUT KISSING UP TO THE MASS MURDERERS:

Top Senate Democrat to push US-India nuclear deal (FOSTER KLUG, 9/11/08, Associated Press)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who met Wednesday with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "will try to find a way to move it forward" this year, spokesman Jim Manley said. [...]

Bush sent the agreement to Congress late Wednesday. The White House announced Thursday that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet with Bush later this month in Washington as the two leaders push for approval of the accord.

India, meanwhile, has begun talks with U.S. companies on purchasing nuclear technology and equipment and said it was looking to strike nuclear agreements with other countries, including France and Russia.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that American companies having a "level playing field in the civilian nuclear industry in India has been very much a part of our discussion with India and with the Congress."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 11, 2008 2:54 PM
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