The United States is asleep on the refugee issue. Wake up!
It’s falling on Europe’s lap, but we caused it. To paraphrase Colin Powell ‘we broke it- we own it’. Hungary did not invade Iraq. We did. We should accept at least a percentage in proportion to what Germany and Sweden are accepting. They are our human brothers and sisters. We are intelligent enough as a country to differentiate the terrorists from their helpless victims.
And many are coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Afghanistan is a different region.) The borders are somewhat irrelevant now in the area controlled by Isis. The point is that these are human beings and the United States is currently finding every excuse not to increase the concrete numbers of those we will accept. It is a disgrace. Anyone who thinks that the situation in Syria has nothing to do with Iraq does not understand the Middle East.
This president risks tarnishing his legacy permanently if he does not accept some responsibility and accept more refugees. A lot more.
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