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Brownback leading on Iran regime change

The Obama administration's support for Iran's "Green Revolution" has been muted at best, even as pro-democracy demonstrators have been rounded up and executed. Good for Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., for introducing, with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Iran Democratic Transition Act of 2010, which not only would "fully and publicly support" regime change but, as the Hill newspaper reported, also would "authorize nonmilitary assistance to pro-democracy Iranian opposition groups, create a special envoy for democracy and human rights in Iran" and "explore a mulilateral regional framework on human rights."Brownback said: "The biggest problem with Iran is not weapons or terrorism but the regime itself. This legislation would put the United States firmly and unequivocally on the side of the Iranian people."

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