Rice to Ask for $75 Million to Promote Democracy in Iran - Page 2




 
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February 21st, 2006  
Ted
 
 
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just good, they know they are wrong and they are in fear... Hope Russia will have a democracy one day.
Being unpopular and wrong are not the same. Sometimes you'll have to take measure that are far from popular, but very necessary. At that instant you could overthrow any regime anywhere.... if you spent the money wisely.
And my second point (although not very relevant in this thread) should one want a democracy anywhere in the world. Is democracy always the best option?
February 21st, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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And my second point (although not very relevant in this thread) should one want a democracy anywhere in the world. Is democracy always the best optio
Shut it ted the red!

No, democracy isnt working for the middle east lets just let them have their theocracys.
February 21st, 2006  
Chief Bones
 
 
Throwing good money after bad isn't going to change the Iran government one bit. The people want what the people want and all the money in the world won't change that.
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Rice to Ask for  Million to Promote Democracy in Iran
February 22nd, 2006  
Ted
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rabs
Shut it ted the red!

No, democracy isnt working for the middle east lets just let them have their theocracys.
Lol Rabs, I missed your sharp and observant remarks lately! Or... did you need that long to think about your comment!!!
February 22nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Shut it ted the red!

No, democracy isnt working for the middle east lets just let them have their theocracys.
Disagreed there.

Then why is your government trying to promote democracy in Iraq or Afghanistan?
February 22nd, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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Then why is your government trying to promote democracy in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Cause we felt bad after invadeing a country on bad intelligence.
February 23rd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rabs
Cause we felt bad after invadeing a country on bad intelligence.
LMAO!

I take this as a joke for now!
February 23rd, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Lol Rabs, and people say republicans don't have humor..... well, that proves them wrong!!
February 23rd, 2006  
Chief Bones
 
 

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Lol Rabs, and people say republicans don't have humor..... well, that proves them wrong!!
Take a close look at who is sitting at the desk in the oval office and then (with a straight face) try to tell me that the Republicans don't have a sense of humor.
February 23rd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Promoting Democracy In Iran

VOA News
Editorial
23 February 2006

President George W. Bush has asked the U.S. Congress to allocate an additional seventy-five million dollars in 2005 to promote democracy in Iran. Congress has already allocated ten-million dollars. Part of the additional funds will be used to expand radio and satellite television broadcasting to Iran.

"Iran is a country that is going one-hundred-eighty degrees in the other direction in terms of democracy for its own people," says U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice:
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges we face is the policy of the Iranian regime which is a policy of the destabilization of the world's most volatile and vulnerable region. It's not just Iran's nuclear program. It's also their support for terrorism around the world. They are, in effect, the central banker for terrorism around the world.
Promoting democracy and respect for human rights in Iran, says Ms. Rice, "is an important thing to do":

The Iranian people deserve better. This is a people who are connected to the outside world. It's a great culture. They are great people and they deserve to be able to govern themselves." Ms. Rice says the U.S. will also expand educational exchanges with Iranians. At its height in the 1970s, a peak number of fifty-one thousand Iranians studied in the United States. That figure is two-thousand today. The U.S. "must change this," she says, and the U.S. "is beginning a new effort to dramatically increase the number of Iranians who can come to America, the number of Iranian professionals who wish to visit.

The U.S., says Secretary of State Rice, "will actively confront the policies of the Iranian regime, and at the same time we are going to work to support the aspirations of the Iranian people for freedom in their own country."

The preceding was an editorial reflecting the views of the United States Government.