This news item over a Yahoo News, "The State Department's School for Revolutionary Bloggers".
This was an activity that started during the Bush Administration and has continued into the Obama Administration.
Should we be doing this kind of thing? While I am for non-intervention in most situations, I do think that providing tools for democracy to those willing to come here is a very good idea. While not everyone sees "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the same way, everyone deserves a chance to pursue their vision thereof.
Regards — Cliff