Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Why doesn't Obama allow nuclear power in the US like Iran?

This is backwards - The US is importing oil from around the world. We need energy, but Obama won't allow us to use nuclear power. Iran is sitting on the largest oil reserves in the world and has massive solar energy. But Obama allows Iran to use nuclear power. Why does President 0 allow Iran to use nuclear, but not us? Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate - Washington Post: President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful. In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor. Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons. "Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region," Obama said.