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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:58 PM
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Gentle Advice to George Bush from Indian PM Singh
http://www.hindu.com/2006/03/05/stories/200603050438080...

New Delhi: Giving an account of how this week's nuclear agreement between India and the United States remained touch and go till the last minute, authoritative sources said here on Saturday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President George W. Bush held most of their one-on-one meeting without knowing whether their negotiators had actually managed to strike a deal.

It was only when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice entered the meeting room at Hyderabad House that the two leaders learned the final hurdle had been crossed, the sources said.

In the meantime, the freewheeling discussion between them had seen Dr. Singh gently advising Mr. Bush not to be too zealous in his crusade for "democracy" worldwide: "As an older man to a younger one, let me say that one should not expect all societies to be transformed overnight mechanically," Dr. Singh cautioned his guest.

Describing Mr. Bush as "an uncomplicated man", the sources said it was only because he had sent a clear signal to his negotiating team that the nuclear agreement was clinched. "Quite honestly, we never believed the U.S. would agree to us keeping 35 per cent of our capacity outside of safeguards."

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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:02 PM
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1. uncomplicated="SIMPLE" minded
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:02 PM
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2. Of course the Indian Nuclear deal us illegal under US law.
Not like that has ever stopped the Bu$hbot$
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:38 PM
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3. This deal is yet another sign of weakening U.S. power in the world
The in-your-face governments in South America -- the lost "war" in Iraq -- the continuing chain of insulting Bin Laden tapes -- the criticism of U.S. policies in Europe -- the sale of port security to the UAE -- our ever increasing trade deficit -- and now our acquiescence to nuclear proliferation in Asia. Bush is leading the U.S. to oblivion. In just five years he took us from the superpower to a giant swaying on its feet and poised to topple sooner or later. How sad. It's one thing to face inevitable decline and changes in circumstances. It's quite another to hasten your own demise by misjudging every situation and gambling on the wrong horses over and over -- and that is what Bush has done.
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