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  • Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran?

    02/12/2005 1:49:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 407+ views
    http://www.netwmd.com/ ^ | February 12, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    http://netwmd.com/articles/article890.html After a first term marked by schizophrenic Iran policy initiatives, the Bush White House will soon develop a coordinated policy to promote peaceful regime change in Iran. The Bush administration is heartened by the apparent success of the Iraqi election and believes that Iranians are ready to exert their democratic rights. Bush policy is motivated by the grave and growing threat from the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program, and the realization that neither Iran nor the European Union are sincere in preventing Iran's acquisition of nuclear weaponry. The Islamic Republic's potential threat to American security emanates from Tehran's determination...
  • Mainers left holding the Democrats' bag of tricks

    07/05/2004 9:34:34 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 6 replies · 544+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 4 July, 2004 | Scott K. Fish
    My take on the governor's drop in popularity? I was surprised by his fall, but why he's fallen is easy to explain. In the 16 years I've been involved in Maine politics, Democrats have been successful in moving forward their public policies using stock tricks. Baldacci governs as a Maine Democrat - which is what he is and always has been. If expanding the size and reach of Maine government is your idea of good government - his policies, Democratic policies, are a success. Over the last 15 years, the size of the two-year state budget has tripled, while Maine's...