February 15, 2007, - 12:40 pm

George Bush & the 7,000 Iraqi Refugees

By Debbie Schlussel
While our country continues to grant asylum to thousands of Muslim extremists from all over the Middle East, Christian Iraqis–known as Chaldeans–have been refused asylum since we went into Iraq. That’s despite the fact that since the Shi’ites have taken over, they’ve persecuted and killed many Chaldeans, whose churches have been blown up and shot up.
Then, there are the few loyal Muslim translators, some of whom have literally given their arm and leg (and in some documented cases, half their face) to help U.S. troops. They also can’t get to the U.S., and have been exiled to Jordan, where they are treated as outcasts. We’ve neglected these people who sacraficed deeply for us, and we should be ashamed.
Now, President Bush has finally agreed to allow 7,000 Iraqi refugees into the U.S. But will those refugees be the desirable Christians–the Chaldeans–who can’t stay alive if they remain in Iraq; or the few, rare, loyal Muslim translators (unlike the majority who are like this) who’ve risked their lives to help our soldiers and who are now maimed?
We’ll see. But based on what’s happened, thus far, I’m not holding my breath. Instead, I expect that those 7,000 spaces will be wasted on more Shi’ite Muslim Iraqis, who strongly support Hezbollah, and are bent on our destruction and Iran’s world takeover–or Sunnis tied to similar extremism. That’s been the record.
And, unfortunately, I don’t look for it to change. I hope I am wrong. But don’t count on it.

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9 Responses

“The rare, loyal Muslim translators?” Like the one who just pleaded guilty to stealing classified documents?
THAT’S WHY I USED THE TERM “RARE.” I WILL ADD MORE TO MAKE MY POSITION ON THAT MORE CLEAR.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

LoveAManInAUniform on February 15, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Since when did America become an asylum ward? We have a huge illegal alien that Bush apparently disregarded and on top of that, he wants to bring in 7,000 + iraqi refugees. It will just prelude the mark of America’s extinction.

Jew Chick on February 15, 2007 at 2:07 pm

We went into a country, took out their government, destroyed their utilities and infrastructure (more than they already were), dismantled their army and police force (resulting in riots, constant attacks against the population, among other things), all of which is resulting in several million refuges fleeing Iraq to the relative safety of neighboring countries (many of whom are overwhelmed by their presence). And now you are going to complain that we are taking in 7,000 refuges from a country that we destroyed?
If there was more postwar planning (and by more, I mean something other than “They’ll greet us as liberators”) then perhaps the refuges would not be a problem (and perhaps our troops would be home now instead of in the middle of a 1400 year old civil war).
Instead we are left to ignore the problems that we have created, and when we do make a small effort to take in some of the people whose lives have been changed by our actions, those actions are greeted with a chorus of boos and jeering from the so called “Compassionate conservatives”

D*Rek on February 15, 2007 at 3:03 pm

We don’t need thousands of people moving to Michigan for any reason as there is nothing for them to do.

detroittrader on February 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

Ditto, D*Rek.
LoveAManInAUniform:
Debbie was absolutely correct in pointing out that there are Muslims working In Iraq and Afghanistan as translators for the US military who are being targeted by terrorists. Many them are the victims of bombings and have lost limbs.
WE AGREE ON THAT. THE WALL ST. JOURNAL DID AN EXCELLENT COVER STORY A FEW WEEKS AGO ON THEM. ONE MUSLIM TRANSLATOR LOST AN ARM, A LEG, FINGERS ON HIS REMAINING HAND AND LITERALLY PART OF HIS HEAD. AND HE’S SITTING IN A HOSPITAL IN JORDAN, REPEATEDLY REBUFFED IN TRYING TO COME HERE. THAT’S THE GUY WHO SHOULD GET A VISA TO TRAVEL AND REFUGEE ASYLUM HERE, AND THOSE LIKE HIM.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Norman Blitzer on February 15, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Wow, an issue everyone can agree on–discrimination in favor of people who help Americans. God Bless America! Is that my cat kissing the neighbor’s dog?

JSobieski on February 16, 2007 at 12:04 am

FOR THOSE who are ChristiansÖREAL ChristiansÖJesus has addressed this specific issueÖ
ìTruly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
And the Apostle Paul:
ìSo then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faithî (Gal 6:10)
In this day and age when the LIBERAL MEDIA has stomped the life out of your practice of the Faith, and SECULAR HUMANISM is the religion of the land, Christians are confused about even the basic requirements of their religion, and their relationship with God.
Refuse to help Christians like the ChaldeansÖwhen you are in a position to do soÖhave the power to do soÖthen you havenít helped Jesus as Mother Teresa said ìin His most distressing disguise.î
For the less powerfulÖyou can prayÖacknowledging their plight and request divine assistance for them. (And donít underestimate what prayer can do or undo).
LIBERALS are breaking rules all the time to help others who support their worldview. Christians neednít apologize to anyone for doing the same.
A Rabbi (his name escapes me) spoke in Toronto a few months ago at a Christian Pro-Life conference and he told the listenership that Jews and Christians have got to stop squabbling about our differences, which we can peacefully debate later, and be prepared to fight our common enemy who is already at our doorstep.
Hint: That enemy crashed some planes into some buildings in NY a few years ago and that enemy keeps attacking and murdering people of good will, worldwide, with little opposition or collective outrage.
O, itís time for that to change!
Debbie, thanks for your bold support of the Chaldeans, and those few Muslims of good conscience, and for bringing attention to the ongoing DISCRIMINATION practiced by governments everywhere (in this case the US Government) against Christians everywhere!!

The Canadien on February 17, 2007 at 9:08 pm

What about the provision that says If the DOJ (Department Of Justice) certifies to the DOS (Department Of State) that if someone commits a felony and their country of origin will not take them back, then the Secretary of State Must deny visas to anyone coming from that country. Is Iraq not one of those countries?

Feral Pundit on February 19, 2007 at 1:48 am

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