But were Armitage's words uncalculated? Who can say that? Yet it also does not make sense that the United States would knowingly let the India-Pakistan arms race escalate, now that both countries are nuclear powers. It is a perplexing situation.
Let me take a rough stab at it: Bush's re-electionstrategy involves bribing the nuts out of Pakistan and lucrative defense contracts are to be had with India, and if that escalates the arms race between the two, well who cares? We're all about escalating the arms race everywhere, it's the new American militarism. In arms we trust. In arms we profit.
:: posted by buermann @ 2004-08-03 07:31:44 CST |