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Obama Cuts Off Funding for Iranian Human-Rights Documentation
National Review ^ | Oct 6, 2009 | Michael Rubin

Posted on 10/06/2009 7:08:45 PM PDT by nuconvert

I've got to say, even for the Obama administration, this is a real shocker.

The Clinton State Department has decided to cut off all funding for the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which was compiling lists of protestors imprisoned in this summer's unrest, as well as those who were killed in the crackdown.

IHRDC is what human-rights advocates should be: methodical, precise, and apolitical in their work. And yet, the Obama administration has, without explanation, cut off all federal funding to the group which has consistently fulfilled its mandate.

Anyone, across the political spectrum who has any interest in human rights in Iran keeps the IHRDC reports on their desks.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 200910; clinton; democrats; hillary; hillaryclinton; humanrights; ihrdc; iran; michaelrubin; obama; rubin; statedept

1 posted on 10/06/2009 7:08:45 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

What does that old racist, Jimmah, think about this move?


2 posted on 10/06/2009 7:11:31 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Paladin2

Pelosi is big on human rights - what does she think?


3 posted on 10/06/2009 7:13:17 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Pelosi likely believes that Zer0 is lying to her.


4 posted on 10/06/2009 7:14:18 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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Come to think of it, I don’t remember Pelosi making any speeches about the Iranian protesters who were beaten, jailed and killed. Maybe she only cares about human rights when the Dalai Lama is in town?


5 posted on 10/06/2009 7:16:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

The hypocrit Obama wants to turn loose the Gitmo killers while he allows Iran to hold demonstrators of the unlawful election to remain in prison.

This guy is a Muslim and is working to destroy us.


6 posted on 10/06/2009 7:17:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nuconvert

The Iranian students were anti-Bush and pro-Clinton. But, world-wide, partially educated kids with no life experience usually lean to the left.


7 posted on 10/06/2009 7:22:00 PM PDT by balls (Palin / Bolton 2012)
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To: balls

“The Iranian students were anti-Bush and pro-Clinton”

No, they weren’t


8 posted on 10/06/2009 7:29:07 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
The Clinton State Department has decided to cut off all funding for the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which was compiling lists of protestors imprisoned in this summer's unrest, as well as those who were killed in the crackdown.

What? And this, in advance of a building difficult situation we have to trust Obama and Clinton to negotiate - Iran's rush to nuclear weapons, which some only newly acknowledged as existing (right...). It's not like the IHRDC hasn't had any work to do...

9 posted on 10/06/2009 7:52:05 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: nuconvert

So? Since when was Obama in favor of human rights? How do you spell appeasement?


10 posted on 10/06/2009 8:11:39 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: nuconvert

WTF???


11 posted on 10/06/2009 8:12:32 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: nuconvert
a tyrant, refusing money to a human rights organization?
you can bet he wouldnt deny funding to a UN human rights organization.
12 posted on 10/06/2009 8:21:02 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: nuconvert

He does everything wrong. Maybe, like George Costanza, he is doing “the opposite.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUvKE3bQlY&feature=related


13 posted on 10/06/2009 9:33:30 PM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: nuconvert

But isn’t this an unconstitutional action, like the Congressional defunding of ACORN? /sarc>

Something about gooses and sauces comes to mind.

OTOH, this must be legal, because they aren’t helping the Obamasiah’s agenda.


14 posted on 10/06/2009 10:17:08 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a One Worlder hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created rope)
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To: nuconvert

I think Obama made a deal with the mullahs even before he was elected. Obama would abandon Israel and accept Iran’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for Iran dropping support of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan and normalized relations. What doesn’t get much play in the news is the September indictment of Hassan Nemazee, an Iranian-American fund-raiser for Obama and other Democrats. Nemazee allegedly defrauded Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds.


15 posted on 10/07/2009 12:37:16 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: nuconvert
“The Iranian students were anti-Bush and pro-Clinton” No, they weren’t

They certainly were anti-Bush. You must not have been following their Tweets during the elections.

16 posted on 10/07/2009 6:14:07 AM PDT by balls (Palin / Bolton 2012)
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To: balls

I followed their tweets every day and have been following Iran intensely years.

The pro-democracy students have not been anti-Bush, though they do feel he let them down by not getting rid of the regime.

If you would like to provide links to support your statement that “The Iranian students were anti-Bush and pro-Clinton”, I would be happy to continue this discussion.


17 posted on 10/07/2009 7:32:58 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
0bama & Co.: hold their hands over their ears "la, la, la, I can't hear you", thinking it will absolve them of any responsibility to witness and support REAL issues of justice in the world.

He is so craven.

I wonder if he's full of Shiite?

18 posted on 10/07/2009 10:45:59 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Stuff that makes you go hmmmmm......

Good observation.

19 posted on 10/07/2009 10:47:53 AM PDT by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: nuconvert; Cindy

rebump in light of admin’s behavior with Egyptian protests...


20 posted on 02/13/2011 10:12:46 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa

Thanks Piasa for the ping.
I missed this one.


21 posted on 02/13/2011 10:16:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nuconvert

bump


22 posted on 10/31/2014 11:56:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

keeping this old thread alive as a reminder?
Thanks


23 posted on 11/01/2014 4:43:30 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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