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Why is Obama ok with Iran producing Nuclear Power, but not for the US to produce Nuclear power?

Does anyone else find this interesting? Why are we focusing on wind? when the UAE, Iran, and others are supposedly developing nuclear energy?

Why is it that Iran has had numerous opportunites to join in on nuclear energy programs (France just last year), but now Obama is looking the other way while they develop their nuclear program?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (34)
  • Where does it say he is "OK" with it?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • You know- they are located in the desert... wouldn't solar power be a better choice? :0)

    You have a good question here- too bad you posted anonymously. However, we are just big mean ol' America... we have no business telling other countries how they can or cannot develop nuclear facilities. It isn't like it actually effects us in any way. *eyeroll*

    And heaven knows why we'd want to use nuclear power here in the states- it is only the one of the cleanest and most efficient sources of energy out there... Guess we'll just stick to our wind farms and solar panels. (which by the way, take more energy to build than they generate in their lifetime- but that isn't a big deal because they're made in China. I won't even touch the pollution issue it brings up!)

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 9:59 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • anon 9:53- do you not watch the news? He was just on tour in the Middle East and stated that we have no business involving ourselves in their nuclear decisions. That is was "justified."

    Oh wait, you probably didn't hear that because most of the news stations were too busy reporting on how Bo the dog attacked a microphone! Hmm... which seems to be more newsworthy?

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 10:03 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • Very good point, OP. Obama has not been an avid supporter of Nuclear Energy in the US, but he has supported use of Nuc. Energy abroad. Anon 9:53, something tells me you don't watch/listen/ or read the news.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:03 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • obama's not against nuclear power in the us. his energy secretary, steven chu, is a supporter of nuclear energy--chu even said "federal loan guarantee programs should be used to jump-start the nuclear industry while the nation develops a long-term plan for safe disposal of waste and researches ways to recycle waste in an economically viable and safe manner."

    Answer by asyoulikeit at 10:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • asyoulikeit, BUT if you read the most recent "green" proposals from the Obama Admin, they do NOT involve nuclear. Actually most focus and involve wind and if you look at talks with Corp America and the Gov't, these alternative energy source options for the US include talks with a certain little company named GE. ;o) GE has proposals for nuclear in other nations, but, to my knowledge, not the USA.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:09 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • Because he does not have this countrys best interest at heart duh.He has the interest of muslim nations at heart.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • asyoulikeit- Obama has stated that he will not pursue nuclear energy in the US- straight out. He does not believe it to be a viable option.

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 11:15 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • If he is to free the US from dependance on oil and gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions he cannot rely on solar and wind power to do it alone. At some point, more nuclear power will be necessary. if only because older reactors will have to be de-commissioned. The UK for example is more than doubling its nuclear capacity as well as investing heavily in onshore and offshore wind power.

    Answer by janet116 at 11:21 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • He isnt on a mission to free the wolrd from oil dependance he is on a mission to con the people for the tax and control opportunity it gives the dems.

    Answer by Carpy at 11:22 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

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