Sunday, February 25, 2007

Do you remember when the news broke about the U.S. tapping the phones and emails of U.N. delegates in NY as part of an aggressive campaign of strong-arming countries into voting for the illegal war on Iraq? Now, stories about U.S. coercions vis-a-vis Iran are slowly coming to light, and I am sure there are many more that we will never know about.

Stephen G. Rademaker, the former Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation and International Security at the U.S. State Department, has acknowledged that India's votes against Iran at the IAEA were coereced.

Bush probably promised that if India helps to punish Iran for trying to excercise the rights guaranteed to it under the NPT, then Mr. Bush would reward India for refusing to join the NPT, and I guess that explains the sweet (no pun intended) mangos for nuclear capabilites deal Bush offered India.

India will get nukes, Iran will get nuked, and the U.S. will get mangos, among other things.