You are correct,seriously BUT something this large and important can't be financed through private banks. Seriously who will loan 54 billion?
That said I still have mixed feelings about the safety issue with Nuclear power but, if we could be certain we could safely produce, store waste, and upgrade as necessary then yes, lets really fight terrorists by no longer buying their oil.
The difficult issue I see with this is....Its hard to tell a small 3rd world nation that we think is trying to build a weapon yet insists it is only getting energy to stop if we ourselves are building....Are we going to welcome foriegn inspectors to come look at our plants??