Monday, May 02, 2005

Good for the Goose

Today begins a critical opportunity to combat what George W. Bush has said is the greatest threat the United States faces: the spread of nuclear weapons. For the next four weeks, the United States and nearly all the other 188 states-parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) will meet in New York to assess the state of the treaty and look at ways to strengthen the accord. But this chance to bolster global support for U.S. efforts to deny certain regimes and terrorists the arms they desire may be squandered by the administration's own intransigent approach and mixed record on fulfilling its commitments.