To liberate them?
Occupy their country?
Search for WMDs?
Build them a democracy?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has surpassed its goal of
admitting 12,000 Iraqi refugees this year and expects more, perhaps tens of
thousands, next year, the State Department said on Friday.
The United States expects to admit a minimum of 17,000 Iraqi refugees
in fiscal 2009, which begins October 1, the department's senior coordinator for
"I think you'll see the U.S.
government admitting over the course of fiscal 2009 tens of
thousands of Iraqis into the United States,"
coordinator James Foley told reporters.
Up to 3,000 could come from Baghdad, where the United States began
interviews this year, he said.
The number is still lower than what some other countries have taken.
Sweden, a country of 9 million people, has admitted over 40,000 Iraqis since
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 2 million Iraqis are living abroad, mostly in
neighboring Jordan and Syria. Some 2.5 million are internally
The United States spent over $318 million
in humanitarian aid for Iraqi refugees this year, Foley
Of course this doesn't even touch on the tens of thousands of refugees arriving from other nations, or the continuing flow of hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants, nor the the annual intake of millions of illegals.
Let's see if 2+2 really can equal any random number, as our government, media and religious keepers keeps telling us it can and must.
(2) All races are equal in Intelligence, Temperament and Moral
Outlook, and therefore equally capable as Whites in civilizational prospects.
(2) Western nations (white people's civilization) must annually provide
food, shelter, clothing, education and medical treatment to non-White peoples
across the globe, as well as allowing millions of them to abandon their
native slums and move to The West (White people's countries) where they will
once again reproduce the exact same environment they previously fled from.
Despite the Orwellian attempts to suggest otherwise, 2+2 still equals four.