Senator Joe Biden, senior Senator from Delaware and now Barack Obama’s VP pick, has been Senator Ted (anywhere but Hyannisport) Kennedy’s right hand man on opening the door for more Iraqi refugees coming to the US. We reported on his previous activities here and here.
Earlier this summer Kennedy and Biden introduced a bill to force the White House to create a special position, a coordinator, to focus just on bringing Iraqis here. As I have said on many occasions, the Iraqi displaced persons are all Bush’s critics have left to demonstrate how badly they believe the Iraq war was carried out. In other words, to satisfy their bloodlust against the Bush Administration you will be getting Iraqi Muslims to your city or town thanks to Kennedy and Biden.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy today introduced a bill to establish a senior position at the White House to coordinate, develop and implement strategies to more effectively address the plight of Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons. Since the 2003 invasion, more than four million Iraqis have been displaced from their home or have become refugees. Senator Kennedy is Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Refugees.
The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Gordon Smith (R-OR), and was introduced on behalf of the Senator by Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid. U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has introduced companion legislation.
Note that they always say that the supposed millions displaced are the result of our “invasion” in 2003. They never tell you that at least a million of the displaced were forced from their homes by the policies of Saddam Hussein. And of course they never mention the inconvenient fact that some of those who high-tailed it out of Iraq were the bad guys. Here is just one post where we addressed the Iraqis displaced prior to our arrival in that country.
Now here you have to laugh, in the very same article that Kennedy says there are 4 million Iraqis displaced by us, Biden puts the number at 5 million.
“As many as five million Iraqis have been displaced, the vast majority since the war began in 2003. American leadership is critical in providing the humanitarian assistance these people desperately need, especially since much of the international community considers this crisis the result of our intervention in Iraq,” said Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) [Edit. So Joe, you can’t help set the record straight, you join right into the chorus singing the US is bad when you know the truth?] “Because this leadership has been lacking, we are seeking an Iraqi refugee coordinator, reporting directly to the President, to manage the American response to the crisis and work with the international community towards long-term solutions. This is not just the honorable thing to do – we owe it to our Iraqi friends many of whom have risked their lives to help us.”
If anyone of these politicians or NGO’s would admit that we are not responsible for millions of displaced people and mentioned that Saddam Hussein displaced maybe more than a million who are still displaced, I would have some respect for them. But they don’t; they lie and exagerate to make their political points in trying to convince the American public that the US is bad and should feel guilty and thus be airlifting Iraqi refugees from all over the Middle East to a city where you live.
And one last thing, in only a few minutes of research I found Biden saying in 2002 (BEFORE OUR “INVASION”) that Saddam Hussein had forced many Iraqis to flee to Iran. Read about Biden’s policy suggestions for Iran here.
Iran has “a huge population of Afghan and Iraqi refugees,” Biden said.
Judy wrote about the Iraqis residing in Iran here.
Just a reminder, Homeland Security has identified 365 supposed Iraqi “refugees” with terrorist connections trying to get into the US. See our post here.
See Biden the hypocrite here.