Senator Sam Brownback is satisfied with Condoleezza Rice’s announcement of more money to support Iranian democracy:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress on Wednesday to provide $75 million in emergency funding to step up pressure on the Iranian government, including expanding radio and television broadcasts into Iran and promoting internal opposition to the rule of religious leaders.
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who has called for $100 million to promote democracy in Iran, applauded the initiative as the "absolutely right move at this point in time." While some Iranian activists have criticized the administration for moving too slowly to support them, Brownback said the administration had been "very methodical" in fighting terrorism. "The first step was Afghanistan, then Iraq, and now you’re seeing an increasing focus on Iran," he said.
Sounds a bit ominous to me. It is interesting to see how the administration did not throw their support behind the Brownback / Santorum bill but proposed their own solution. There could be two reasons for this. First, after Brownback’s criticism of Bush’s domestic spying the whitehouse may not be chomping at the bit to give Brownback positive recognition. Second, and perhaps more plausible, is that the House version of this bill includes language about sanctions that would anger many of our allies. By having Rice announce this plan the administration avoids having to push to have the controversial language removed.
Iran continues to get Senator Brownback in the media spotlight. As I have said before, I think this is a good move on his part and one that will make him appear to be a more legitimate candidate in 2008.
If you research this issue, you may revise your initial conclusions: 1. The sponsor of the Iran Freedom Support Act in the House of Representatives is Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, one of the strongest supporters of the Iranian Communist MEK (Rajavi Cult) terrorists.
The MEK has murdered American military officers, Rockwell International employees, and Iranian and Iraqi civilians.
2. The leader of the MEK, Massoud Rajavi, is probably being kept by the American military in Camp Mercury, Iraq. Please ask Senator Brownback to discuss this.
3. Approximately 4,000 MEK fighters are being held at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. According to Justin Raimondo (Antiwar.com), these terrorists will be given political asylum in America. If you and others who oppose Senator Brownback continue to publicize these developments, your disclosures will hurt Senator Brownback.
4. There have been more than 300 co-sponsors of the Iran Freedom Support Act in the House of Representatives. The supporters of the communist takeover of Iran by the Iranian Communist MEK (Rajavi Cult) terrorists could have passed this bill long ago. However, the support has not been as strong in the Senate. There has been a big fight within the Bush administration over the MEK. Some in the State Department have been fighting correctly the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites who claim to be former communists) over the issue of the Iranian Communist MEK (Rajavi Cult) terrorists.
5. As a conservative Republican, I would never vote for any candidate of any party who supports the communist takeover of any country.
6. Syrian opposition leaders have announced already that they will not accept any money from the American government. No honest political leader in any country should accept such money.
7. In 1996, Republicans condemned the Democratic National Committee and some Democratic Party candidates for accepting political campaign contributions from Communist China. If it is illegal in America for politicians to accept political campaign contributions from foreign sources, then why is it proper for Americans to attempt to corrupt the political processes of other countries?
March 10, 2006