The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Saturday, February 05, 2005

              Phase III in the Global War on Terror

If Afghanistan was phase I and Iraq was phase II, many are wondering: "what's our next move in the Global War on Terror?"

Well, the President gave us an idea this week when he announced during the State of the Union address that: "Iran remains the world's primary state sponsor of terror — pursuing nuclear weapons while depriving its people of the freedom they seek and deserve... And to the Iranian people, I say tonight: As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you,"

And now Fox New is reporting that members of Congress are looking to make this the law of the land.

Aides for Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said the senator is drafting legislation that would resemble a bill he introduced in the last congressional session, the "Iran Freedom and Support Act." Though the language in the new bill is being worked out, it is expected to echo the prior bill in that it would include financial assistance for opposition groups. The original bill did not make it to the Senate floor.

"By supporting the people of Iran, and through greater outreach to pro-democracy groups, we will hopefully foster a peaceful transition to democracy in Iran," Santorum said in a statement regarding his new proposal. "The bill also notes the futility of working with the Iranian government."
"the futility of working with the Iranian government" ... gotta love it. I hope that language makes it into the final draft of the bill! And for God's sake, take an up or down vote on this one!!!

More to come on this one ... LOTS MORE!!!

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