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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

12 March 2006

The circular logic on India

Robert Kagan writes in the Washington Post about the nuclear deal with India: “Were Congress somehow to reject the administration's deal in some effort to maintain a consistent principle on nonproliferation, it would have no effect on Iran's decisions. But that futile gesture would have a devastating effect on U.S. relations with India. In our less-than-ideal world, where, we are often told, America needs good friends and allies, that would be a terrible bargain.”

Isn’t that logic great: why should America sign a nuclear deal with India? Because now that America made a deal, it would look bad to reject it …

References:
Robert Kagan, “India is not a precedent,” Washington Post, 12 Mar 06 (link)

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