Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mutually Assured Distraction Conference Yields Nuclear Fuel Pledge

Posted by CotoBlogzz 04-14-2010 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON— In what amounted to a Global Mutually Assured Distraction,  world leaders took plenty of opportunities to dine, wine and whine with mostly birds of a feather. The excuse...err. objective of everyone's attention was a 20-year old recycled plan to lock down tons of weapons-usable nuclear fuel by 2014.

The plan relies heavily on the motto:  If you trust, why verify - that is, the plan does not contain  legally binding plans to secure prescribed amounts of nuclear material or convert nuclear reactors that use highly enriched uranium to less-dangerous fuel. The leaders agreed to  work together "as appropriate" and would make such conversions "where technically and economically feasible," according to the final documents.  The plan makes each nation responsible for its own implementation.  So China, France, Germany and Russia are to stop helping North Korea and Iran acquire nuclear weapons, and under the plan, world leader will trust and not verify the implementation, assuring rouge states do not go nuclear.

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R, Ariz.), did not think  much of the Mutually Assured Distraction talks. "Despite the talk, it appears we are no closer to tough sanctions or a meaningful Security Council resolution today, seven months after the President said that the regime would face sanctions. The Russian and Chinese statements of the past two days only go to show that the president's policy to deal with Iran is failing," he said.

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