Iraqi Refugee drumbeat in WaPo today

The Washington Post has a lengthy piece this morning on the Iraqi Refugee issue:

Envoy urges visas for Iraqis aiding US

The American ambassador in Baghdad, Ryan C. Crocker, has asked the Bush administration to take the unusual step of granting immigrant visas to all Iraqis employed by the U.S. government in Iraq because of growing concern that they will quit and flee the country if they cannot be assured eventual safe passage to the United States.

Just when you thought maybe Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff didn’t get it, note what he says in the interview with the Post.

Years ago, Chertoff added, Europe had more relaxed asylum standards, and it “wound up admitting a bunch of people who are now the radical extremists who are fomenting homegrown terrorism.”

See the whole article here: