Bush Dealt Nuclear Technology to Iran's Friendly Neighbors and Helped 10 Other Arab Countries Go Nuclear thru the IAEASubmitted by RobHino on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 18:51
Thanks to DP user freelea2 who commented on my last post, George Bush Blocked Israeli Air Strike Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities, Cited Blowback & Blockage of Strait of Hormuz, which gave me a great lead.
To show the UAE is a friendly trading partner with Iran:
In Dubai, which has close trade ties with Iran, ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum broke ranks somewhat with his Gulf allies by suggesting the world listen closer to Iran's claims about not seeking nuclear arms. Associated Press, 2011
In relevant news, the Bush administration through the IAEA endorsed assisting several other Middle Eastern countries with nuclear technology, a questionable policy considering many candidates for the Republican Nominee propagandize about an Arab Spring. One could suggest that arming your enemy and then getting upset because your enemy has arms is a laughable foreign policy.
The newly interested states include Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen and the seven sheikdoms of the United Arab Emirates — Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Al Fujayrah, Ras al Khaymah, Sharjah, and Umm al Qaywayn.
“They generally ask what they need to do for the introduction of power,” said R. Ian Facer, a nuclear power engineer who works for the I.A.E.A. at its Vienna headquarters. The agency teaches the basics of nuclear energy. In exchange, states must undergo periodic inspections to make sure their civilian programs have no military spinoffs." New York Times, 2007
The Bush Administration also dealt nuclear technology to India.
Just some food for thought and ammo for debating the "I like Ron Paul, except for his foreign policy" crowd.