Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump Supporters Cite 3-Year-Old Article About A Fixed Problem

Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

Wow! What a headline. That definitely supports Donald Trump's order to ban all refugees from this country.

Oh, except it's from 2013?
About something that happened in 2009?
The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky...
And the oversight was addressed in 2011?
"An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago..."
Well, they did catch two guys who slipped through. What percentage of the Iraqi refugees was that exactly?
Most of the more than 70,000 Iraqi war refugees in the U.S. are law-abiding immigrants eager to start a new life in America, state and federal officials say.
That comes to roughly .00286%. Rounded up.

Yeah, even two is too many. I hear ya! But if this is the best reasoning you have for banning all refugees from completely different conflicts and countries-- two guys who were caught before they could actually do anything, almost 8 years ago... Well, that sounds like pretty flimsy reasoning.

No one does Google better than a right winger desperately looking for something to cherry pick out of context in order to sustain their worldview.

But hey, f*ck the refugees, right? Their fault for being born in countries destroyed by colonial powers and our own foreign policy.

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