INTERNATIONAL

No need for U.S. to rush deal: NYT

NEW YORK: As the Indian government seemed set to move ahead with the stalled nuclear deal with the United States, a top American daily has underlined there was no reason for the Bush administration to rush as it had given away “too much and got far too little.” President George W. Bush, who was “eager for any foreign policy win” before the expiry of his term in January 2009, is pressing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “hard to finally work this [nuclear deal] out,” The New York Times said in an editorial headlined, ‘No Rush, Please.’

Pat for Bush

Even as it praised Mr. Bush for building on the Clinton administration legacy to forge stronger ties with “a burgeoning power whose democratic values provide a unique basis for cooperation,” the daily said: “It was a mistake to let India and industry lobbyists persuade him to make the nuclear deal the centrepiece— PTI

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