Your April 4 editorial "Terror TV" on terrorist media highlights the legal consequences and symbolic importance of the Treasury Department naming the Iranian-funded, Hezbollah-operated al-Manar television and al-Nour radio as Specially Designated Global Terrorist entities. As you note, this is a victory for the good guys against the pernicious influence of the Iranian regime.
It should also be noted that this was an important victory for bipartisan cooperation in the war on terror. Led by Sens. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) and Gordon Smith (R., Ore.) and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), Tom Lantos (D., Calif.), Gary Ackerman (D., N.Y.), Mike Pence (R., Ind.) and Robert Wexler (D., Fla.), Congress worked closely with the administration to raise awareness of al-Manar and encourage a strong response.
Washington can be effective only when we stand united against America's enemies. The Treasury designation is a good example.
Chief Operating Officer
Foundation for Defense of Democracies