Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This is a good start to regime change in Iran

Money dedicated to supporting human rights activists and students in Iran and expand radio and television broadcasts into Iran.

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today asked the U.S. Congress for an extra $75 million this year to support democracy in Iran amid an international standoff over the country's nuclear ambitions.

Rice said in a prepared statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the money would go for expanded radio broadcasting and new satellite television programming into the country, help for activists and fellowships for Iranian students.

The U.S. ``will work to support the aspirations of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy in their country,'' Rice told the committee.

And in more important news, "Air America" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" were not included in proposed programming. Liberals across the country begin protesting.