George Bush has just completed a landmark deal with India to sell that nation American nuclear knowhow, fuel and equipment. On the face of it, while imperfect, it is a good deal as far as India's non-proliferation is concerned and I welcome that aspect of it. It should ensure that India rejoins the international nuclear community after 30 years in the wilderness and that at long last it's civilian (not military) nuclear program will be open to IAEA inspectors. On that very basis, it has been welcomed by Mohammed el Baradei. After all, his sole concern is nuclear proliferation and he obviously still hopes that India will eventually sign the NPT. To be honest, that should have been the primary precondition of this deal all along, but instead Bush made it conditional on India's backing US calls to refer Iran to the Security Council.