Friday, November 17, 2006

Senate Approves Nuclear Deal with India

By a vote of 85-12:

The Senate gave overwhelming approval late Thursday to President Bush’s deal for nuclear cooperation with India, a vote expressing that a goal of nurturing India as an ally outweighed concerns over the risks of spreading nuclear skills and bomb-making materials.

To me, this seems ill-timed when we're having unresolved nuclear proliferation issues with both Iran and North Korea.
Opponents of the measure also warned that the deal would allow India to build more bombs with its limited stockpile of radioactive material, and could spur a regional nuclear arms race with Pakistan and China.

See a list of the votes here.

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