Evidently there are no wild eyed lefty evirowhacks over there in the UAE so the country is preparing, with the help and knowledge of American companies and the U.S. government, to surge forward with the planning and building of several nuclear power plants to meet an expected future need of 40,000 megawatts of electricity.
The deal to provide nuclear technology, knowhow and materials had begun in the waning days of the Bush administration and has now become Obama’s baby just in time for his grand appearance in Egypt to tell Muslims how much our country sucks and his plans to make right all of the wrongs perpetrated upon the Islamic world by the mean and nasty United States of America.
I do find it very interesting that we do not have a chance in hell to get a nuclear power plant constructed in this country while our population and needs continue to swell, mainly because of people coming to this awful place from other countries where life is wonderful, but we can help other countries build them all day long without batting an eyelash.
We keep hearing Obama and his green-weenie ilk rattling off the same worn out diatribe about lessening our dependence on foreign oil (even though we get most of the stuff from Canada and Mexico) and some nuclear power plants would certainly fill the bill to accomplish this lofty goal but the moment the subject is brought up it gets shot down, time and again.
Heck France has over 50 nuclear power plants and is presently the world’s largest exporter of electric power, selling off nearly 20% of its total production to other markets in Europe and they are moving ahead with plans to build even more of these nuclear plants in the near future. If it’s good enough for those socialist French folks why isn’t it good enough for this country?
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American President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a civilian nuclear deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth potentially billions of dollars to U.S. energy companies, setting the stage for Congress to decide whether to block it.
“I have determined that the performance of the agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defense and security,” Obama said in a statement.
Supporters believe those concerns can be addressed. The UAE, by renouncing uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuel, has made clear they have no intention of building a nuclear bomb, Sebright said.
His memorandum did not mention U.S. disquiet over a video of an Afghan merchant allegedly being beaten by a member of the UAE royal family, which raised human rights concerns in Congress.
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