Editorial, The New York Times | Januray 30, 2009
Under Pres. Bush non proliferation efforts suffered a devastating blow: he did after all exit the ABM, ignored the NPT and saw the whole issue as anachronistic. ++ The result has been nuclear testing from North Korea and further proliferation in Iran. ++ The new President seems determined to restore non proliferation to its rightful place and has so far acted on his words. ++ But, for this attitude to be fruitful America needs to remember that the only way to convince others to give up their nuclear warheads is by taking the lead.