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Via Greg Djerejian, Robin Wright reports that “More than two dozen Iranian American and human rights groups have launched an appeal to Congress to reduce or eliminate new financial support of up to $75 million aimed at promoting democracy inside Iran.” Predictably, the Bush administration’s efforts to co-opt the Iranian democracy movement and fold it into the American right’s bizarre geopolitical schemes has tended to backfire and displease actual Iranians and human rights advocates.

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