Thursday, October 11, 2007

A little detail I found interesting

In this article from the Guardian telling of how many provinces in Iraq have kept internal refugees from other parts of Iraq from attempting to settle somewhere else, further down in the article was some information that I found very ironic. One in six Iraqis, consisting of around 4.5 million people, have been forced to relocate elsewhere since the 2003 invasion. Half have gone to neighboring countries such as Syria, and the other half have settled elsewhere in Iraq. But very, very few have been able to emigrate to the United States, or Europe for that matter. That's because the U.S. has cut the admission of Iraqis refugees since the start of the war.

So the message from this, if you're an Iraqi? Some imbecile decides that he wants to blow up and occupy your country, your home and possessions are taken from you or blown to pieces, you want to come to America (the place that's also responsible for your predicament) and you're turned down for a visa because it was some sick joke on part of someone in the White House to slash admissions of Iraqi refugees into the U.S.

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