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Mar 7, 2006 3:48 pm


ESTABLISHED DEMOCRACIES LIKE INDIA SHOULD BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY/UPDATE



If the opening to China was Nixon's crowning achievement, the opening to India is going to be Bush's. While both breakthroughs were strategically invaluable, the relationship with India is morally satisfying. Forget the carping about nuclear proliferation, India, unlike Iran, is an established democracy which can be trusted to treat secrets responsibly.

No, not all countries are alike and it's time we admitted it. India is destined to play a crucial role in the 21st century and I, for one, am delighted and I agree with every word W. said in New Delhi. I am also delighted that most Indians share the vision and the replacement of the BJP with Congress did not undermine the new American strategic alliance with India.

Richard Cohen makes the case brilliantly.




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me - 3/6/2006

so u think india should be treated "differently"....
i mean sure, its great that its a democracy its progressing and all that jazz...
BUT making a nuclear treaty with them?? i mean to produce weapons?? democracy or not....producing nuclear weapons is banned for everyone, even India. If India is democratic it doesnt mean they wont drop bombs on someone.....
and Iran will.
boo-hoo.