2,000,000 Iraqi refugees or Lieberman/Cheney

Who are you going to believe? If the war is going so well, why are so many running away from Iraq?:

After months of agonizing delays and withering criticism from advocacy groups and lawmakers, the Bush administration has finalized new guidelines to screen Iraqi refugees, including those seeking asylum because helping the Americans has put them at huge risk.

The 2 million-plus people — the fastest growing refugee population in the world — have left Iraq, but Washington has balked at allowing them into the United States for security reasons.

So Bush creates this disaster and then hides behind the security issue – always a winner with the pro-fear crowd – to block the refugees from coming to America. With Chertoff at the helm, it’s true that expectations should be pretty low for managing this process but to accept fewer people than Sweden is simply pathetic.


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