Jimmy Carter has predictably slammed the Indo-US nuclear deal. This is more proof that this deal is fair, moral, helpful to the security and economic growth of the world, and that Indo-US relations are progressing on precisely the most favorable path.
Carter is unhappy that India and Pakistan are no longer being treated as equal violators of nuclear non-proliferation by Bush. His worldview of moral equivalence requires that a large, vibrant democracy not be considered as a safer custodian of nuclear weapons than a dictatorship known to harbor many well-known terrorists. In Carter's view, if Israel has nuclear weapons, Hamas deserves to have them too. Carter's worldview is also an indirect reason that Iran and North Korea have nuclear weapons today. America's enemies know this of Carter, which is why Iran was bold enough to keep American hostages for 15 months, and the Soviet Union knew they could invade Afghanistan at merely the price of the US boycotting the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Decades of anti-capitalist policies championed by Indian politicians seeking a pat on the head from the likes of Carter resulted in great poverty for India. The Indian public has had enough of this, and is the reason why India today is the most pro-US and pro-Bush country in the world. President Bush's free-market embrace of India, and praise for India's success as a secular democracy, have helped win the US a powerful economic, military, political, and cultural ally for the 21st century.
Given that Jimmy Carter has a post-Presidential approval rating lower than any other President of at least the last 50 years, his outrage over an issue is a good litmus test of the merit of it.
Bravo, President Bush, for helping flush moral equivalence on nuclear proliferation down the toilet of history.
Also, read this article from the Indian media, praising Condoleeza Rice's rejection of the Carter-era status quo.