President Obama’s recent executive order freezing the assets of Iran’s clerical regime is another step in the right direction, bringing immediate pressure on Tehran. But a more significant move and quite possibly a game-changer would be an executive order, with close congressional consultation, to commit material and policy support for the aspirations of the Iranian people . . .
First, the executive order would design programs to boost both public and private support and funding to leading universities in the U.S. to draw up blueprints for an Iranian renaissance . . .
Second, the presidential order should bring serious and immediate attention to Voice of America’s – Persian News Network (VOA PNN), boosting programming to present a more serious content into Iran, much like our broadcasts into the Soviet Union, serving as a daily dose of the truth, this time for millions behind an Islamist curtain . . .
Third, instead of centering our Iran policy solely on the regime’s “dangerous nuclear weapons program” Washington should bring equal, if not more, focus on the Islamist regime’s abhorrent human rights violations against its citizenry. Ambassador Susan Rice would have a compelling case to put the Islamic Republic’s human rights violations front and center at the Security Council . . .
Fourth, the NSA and search engines such as Google should unleash… >>>