India, U.S. to Cooperate on Nuclear Power, Other Projects
The United States has endorsed a request by Japan to become a permanent Security Council member, but it has refused so far to embrace similar bids by India, Germany and Brazil, each of which have large populations and big economies.
U.S. officials said Bush reiterated to Singh that the United States understood India's desire for permanent membership, but would continue to limit its support to Japan because it believed a bigger expansion of the permanent membership might diminish the council's effectiveness.
In addition, they said, the administration does not want the United Nations to take up the Security Council issue at all until it has responded to U.S. proposals to institute budgetary and management reforms and adopt new mechanisms to promote human rights, enforce peace accords and combat terrorism.
HOW? How can people make such statements and have other people fall for them too?