"NEW DELHI -- President Bush today said his landmark nuclear cooperation agreement with India marked a crucial advancement in limiting the spread of nuclear weapons — ensuring for the first time the presence of international inspectors at civilian nuclear reactors.
"But administration officials conceded that the agreement was not everything the U.S. had hoped for — permitting India to keep eight of its 22 reactors under wraps as secret military sites.
"Both governments were aware that the absence of a deal risked the appearance of a failed summit at a time that both leaders were forging closer ties on trade, economics and military operations.
"Critics of the deal charged that it would encourage rogue nations, such as Iran, to pursue its weapons program — emboldened by the U.S. decision to do nuclear business with a country such as India that has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.(link)
Does anyone really get the reason why Iran, India, Pakistan, and all nations actively seek a nuclear weapon? Does anyone?
It's simple. I've said it before and I'll say it again, nuclear weapons are the greatest equalizer. Small nations become mighty when they have the power of an A-bomb.
This agreement changes nothing. It doesn't hurt anything either.