So let's recall a relevant news story, relevant to the Mumbai incident, and the potential downfall of Pakistan.
Congress approves U.S.-India nuclear deal
Supporters say :The trade agreement would give the U.S. a strategic partner in a volatile region.
Critics say: by rewarding a country that ignored international nonproliferation efforts, the deal will make it harder for world powers to contain the spread of nuclear weapons
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) said, " This message is: You can misuse American nuclear technology and secretly develop nuclear weapons, you can build a nuclear arsenal in defiance of the United Nations resolutions, and you will be welcomed as someone exhibiting good behavior with an agreement with the United States of America. . . . What message does that send to others who want to join the nuclear club?"
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) said : there were "compelling geopolitical reasons" to approve the bill, mentioning India's location near China, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Administration officials increasingly see India as a key to its growing difficulties battling Islamic militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. India has increasing economic and diplomatic clout in Afghanistan.
Or this story:
China threat behind US N-deal with India: Brajesh Mishra
More than a month after India wrapped up its nuclear deal with the US, former national security advisor Brajesh Mishra on Tuesday said the perceived threat from China to US interests in Asia prompted Washington to offer the deal to New Delhi in 2005.
"A broad strategic understanding was reached in Washington on how India and ASEAN could be co-opted to contain China,” Mishra.
"The objective was the same: to retain US preeminence in the region at all costs,” said Mishra, an influential Vajpayee aide.“The deal will be a plus point in the India-US relations. But its strategic implications involves China,” he said.
And what to make of the Mumbai attacks, and President elect Obama?
“The deal is done and the US (under Obama) is not going to go back on it,” he said.
Yes, they will be fully committed to India's security, that includes Obama.
Arming India to the teeth ? All the better to keep China in check, my pretties, all the better.