New Mexican with old ways
In an interview with the Ragister, Bill Richardson...
laid out his foreign policy stance on Iran Wednesday, calling for a carrot-and-stick approach that would permit peaceful development of nuclear energy while forbidding nuclear weapons.
...I believe what is needed is tough diplomacy, potential international sanctions...
I can't think of one time sanctions have ever worked and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Interestingly, Richardson doesn't have a problem with Iran and North Korea pursuing nuclear energy, but why doesn't the former Energy Secretary support increased nuclear power output for America?
Here's his bottom line on the energy issue...
Americans need energy to get to work, we need heat and electricity in our homes, schools and workplaces. We are hurt by unpredictable energy price cycles, and by our nation's energy policy failures. The way out of the cycle is to create competition, to support energy productivity, new technologies and alternative fuels.
Nuclear power would greatly reduce our need for foreign oil and other fossil fuels.
It works in old Europe, like France and Sweden, it'll work here too.