Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama Administration Does Something Right

There's been plenty to bash the administration for lately, but it deserves credit for advancing U.S.-India relations. Secretary of State Clinton's visit has paid off. India & the U.S. today announced a new agreement that will "pave the way for greater defence cooperation." The Indian Prime Minister is now scheduled to make a state visit to the U.S. in November.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the new deal "could bring American defense contractors and power companies billions of dollars in business." Despite failure to agree on climate change measures, and assorted details, the Obama administration in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, should be commended for pushing forward and securing an important agreement with India. There was some fear that the Obama administration would neglect India in its focus on Pakistan. It's good to see that hasn't happened.

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