Iraqi asylees in the U.S.
Even as we have been expending our soldier’s lives and our nation’s wealth in Iraq, we have also been granting an undetermined number of Iraqis asylum in the U.S., writes Juan Mann at vdare. The mind boggles at even trying to phrase the questions that arise at this. Since we’ve been occupying that country for the last three years in order to make its people safe from oppression, why would they need to come here to be safe from oppression? More to the point, why would we let them come? Is our granting of asylum to Iraqis a confession that our occupation of Iraq is failing to make that country safe and free? Or is it simply a matter of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing? Or is it more like a liberal extravaganza, in which we extend every conceivable type of help—no matter how mutually contradictory the different types of help may be—to the same people at the same time, just to show how truly liberal we are?
As I said to an acquaintance years ago, in the middle of a discussion about the madness of the current culture, “How many perversities can be squeezed into a single situation?” And he answered: “America is about finding out!”