Everybody is a refugee!
Update December 9th: Of course they can leave right away, here.
I wonder how the true humanitarians feel when the word “refugee”—which they worked so hard for decades to produce only warm and fuzzy feelings of good will in the media and the general public when uttered—is now a dirty word.
Think about those Uzbek trouble-makers the Bush Administration brought here a few years ago—refugees. Earlier the Clinton Administration airlifted about 20,000 Albanian (Kosovars) here who didn’t want to be here—refugees. Then there are those illegal aliens we are picking up in Malta—refugees. And, who could forget the Somalis who said s**** America and your welfare, we are fighting for Al-Shabaab and ISIS—refugees. And, last but not least the thousands of mostly teenaged boys who stormed the US border this past summer—refugees all!
Now we have Guantanamo Bay prisoners, captured on the battlefield, sent off to Uruguay as refugees! So what is going to keep them in Uruguay, the weather? From Fox News:
The U.S. government said early Sunday that it had transferred six detainees held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for over 12 years to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees.
All six men had been detained as suspected militants with ties to Al Qaeda, but had never been charged. A Pentagon statement on Sunday identified the men as four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian. They are the first Guantanamo Bay prisoners to be sent to South America.
There is more if you feel like reading it.
Wouldn’t you love to know how much we paid Uruguay?