House Approves Nuclear Trade Deal With India – NYTimes.com
The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, urged his colleagues to drop their resistance, noting that under special rules for consideration of the nuclear deal it can ultimately be brought to a vote.
“For people who are concerned about the Indian nuclear agreement, and there are several senators that have concerns about that, all we would be doing is running out the time,” he said.
US House rules, usually, require a 30 day notice, before any item can be put to vote. What was the need for this hurry? Why is the US so eager to close this deal?
Apparently, there is no significant US interest which this deal secures? The US was in the vanguard of 34 years of exclusion by the world community from nuclear trade. What has changed suddenly in the last 3 years?