The last week or so has seen an incredible amount of 'misjudgements' from the [-]Cheney[/-] Bush administration. Lost in the chatter of Dubai and Katrina and Iraq and Abramoff was what Dear Leader did on his trip overseas. Please read this editorial from The Economist for a bit of insight: http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=5603449 "India may not have signed the NPT, but America has. In doing so, it promised not to help other countries with their nuclear-weapons tinkering. It also pioneered the reinforcing principle that only countries that have all their nuclear facilities under international safeguards (India doesn't now and won't in future) should benefit from trade in civilian nuclear technology. If countries were going to sign the NPT and renounce nuclear weapons themselves, they needed assurance that as many others as possible would follow suit. To encourage them, treaty rightshelp in enjoying the benefits of civilian nuclear powerwere withheld from those that shrugged off or ignored its obligations."