Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Obama Defunds Iranian Rights Group

C'mon...coming from a guy who is willing to spit on the Dali Lama in order to curry favor with Chinese Communists, the fact that he is pulling all funding from a group dedicated to exposing torture and assassination inside of Iran should not come as a surprise:

...just as the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center was ramping up to investigate abuses of protesters after this summer’s disputed presidential election, the group received word that - for the first time since it was formed - its federal funding request had been denied.

“If there is one time that I expected to get funding, this was it,’’ said Rene Redman, the group’s executive director, who had asked for $2.7 million in funding for the next two years. “I was surprised, because the world was watching human rights violations right there on television.’’

Many see the sudden, unexplained cutoff of funding as a shift by the Obama administration away from high-profile democracy promotion in Iran, which had become a signature issue for President Bush. But the timing has alarmed some on Capitol Hill.

“The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center is at the forefront of pioneering and vitally important work,’’ said Senator Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, in a statement yesterday. “It is disturbing that the State Department would cut off funding at precisely the moment when these brave investigations are needed most.’’

How many lives is Obama willing to sacrifice in order to fulfill his own vainglorious ambitions? How many Jews must be killed, how many young Iranians must be tortured, how many small nations must be put to chaos, before the cost becomes too high?

Or is there no bill too large - be it another Holocaust or another trillion tacked on to the deficit - to derail the goals of the Barack Obama?

Just how dangerous is our president to the world, and to ourselves? I think we haven't even scratched the tip of that iceberg yet....

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