What’s good for the goose

Ok, I’m genuinely confused about the double standards we (the USA) impose upon the rest of the world. Why is it ok for us to generate electricity from nuclear power, but not ok for other countries? Surely, global cooperation on safe, clean, efficient nuclear power production (or some other alternate non-oil power source) would be a good thing, right? Forcing every nation to arrive at basic principles themselves, and then forbidding them to do so when they try, is just juvenile.

(These remarks inspired by CNN’s rather’s condecending reporting that President Khatami believes his nation has a right to research nuclear power. Well, yeah, of course they do.)