We mentioned this news briefly yesterday (Hillary following the lead of the Senate Jihad Caucus?), but today I see the news is all over my alerts. Here is one story at CBS News. Oh, and btw, for all of you closely following the Benghazi tragedy, she does discuss it here:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the United States should accept 65,000 refugees from Syria to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis created by the war there.
“We’re facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II and I think the United States has to do more,” the former secretary of state said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in.”
She said there should be a focus on admitting the most vulnerable, like persecuted religious minorities, or those who had been brutalized, like the Yazidi women [The last time we checked the data, only 1 Yazidi had been admitted in the Syrian flow to America so far—ed].
Hillary has got to know that the UN is choosing mostly Sunni Muslims for the US. I sure hope that she and her pals don’t think that because Assad (who by all accounts has tried to shield the Christians) is a Shiite and that the Sunnis constitute a “religious minority!” Just a reminder that Al-Qaeda and ISIS are Sunnis.
Then she calls for a confab at the UN where world leaders would guilt-trip others to do more. Except that no one will have the guts to tell the Gulf Arab states they have to take in Syrian refugees.
Clinton also said, “I want the United States to lead the world,” and said the United Nations Secretary General should call for a meeting at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly meeting in which countries make specific commitments about to provide money and aid.
For new readers and the media (which I have seen in recent weeks is extremely uninformed about the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department), here is a list of 190 or so US cities where Syrians will be resettled. Any town within a hundred mile radius of a resettlement office is also fair game.