$75 million for Iranian Propaganda
President Bush wants $75 million to try to spur democracy in its adversary Iran, expanding a program that skeptics say can have little effect in the Islamic republic.Just so we're clear: For the Republicans, Iranian propaganda and war preparation good. Medicare, farmers, conservation, the NOAA, manufacturing advocacy, college student loans, plutonium production cleanup, water quality protection, preventative health grants, police officers, and housing assistance to the poor, disabled, AIDS-afflicted, and Native Americans bad.
Rice said the funds would be used to broadcast U.S. radio and television programs into Iran and pay for Iranians to study in America. She requested the money in a supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2006.
Congress has already approved $10 million for such programs for the year, which begins October 1.