Daily Kos: Let’s “scoop up” 2 million Syrians, bring them to America and teach them stuff
Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 7, 2015
Let’s start out Monday morning with a chuckle. This is “Liberal Thinking” at the far Left Daily Kos.
“Liberal” doesn’t think we are too bright, but he/she demonstrates a woeful lack of understanding about how the federal Refugee Admissions Program works, how our federal government is structured, what are the factions in the Syrian civil war; and “Liberal” has forgotten that it is their guy—Barack Hussein Obama—who is commander in chief.
The war “Liberal” says Republicans don’t know how to win is OBAMA’S WAR.
A must read so you have some understanding of what the kids at Kos are thinking.
From “Liberal Thinking” at the Daily Kos (Emphasis is theirs):
Republican leaders are some of the least humanitarian and cruelest people in the country. But I’ve come to believe they are also some of the thickest. You can see this in the strategic implications of keeping Syrian refugees out of the country.
The refugees are people who’ve been abused by the Syrian government (Asad famously gassed them) and driven away by ISIS and other rebel groups. They are already predisposed to hate those people. Our best strategy would be to scoop up every one we can persuade to come to the U.S. and give them a place to sit out the war. The war will end and eventually they will go back. We have an enormous opportunity to affect Syrian society after they return.
So, it isn’t just humanitarian to accept the refugees. It’s also smart national security policy.
There are perhaps two million refugees we could bring to the United States. This is possibly 20% of the Syrian population. What will these people believe when they return to Syria?
We could spend a moderate amount of effort teaching them how to run a secular society. We should help them learn how we view human rights and due process. We should help them set up public institutions they can take back with them. [And, the kids at Kos are going to teach Sunni Muslims this?—ed]
There are more suggestions of things we could teach them, including how to cope with global warming. Then “Liberal” wraps up with this:
But unfortunately much of our federal government is run by Republicans, who don’t know very much about how to run a government. As I’ve said before, Republicans don’t know money. (They want to privatize Social Security, for example. And they are still promoting trickle-down economics, even after it’s been show to be an abject failure.) But it’s deeper and more disturbing than that. They don’t even know how to win a war.
Vote in the poll!
Now, I want you to go visit the story and vote in the poll at the end! For a blog getting (so they say) hundreds of thousands of hits a day, only 23 have voted so far (as of this writing). Should we bring in all the Syrians who want to come? Surprise! The choice “no, they are too dangerous” is winning by a wide margin.
Action Alert: Call your members of the House and Senate at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vigorously oppose the Refugee Resettlement funding contained in the Omnibus Spending Bill that will be voted on by 12-11-15! Don’t stop calling (we will keep you posted as we learn more about when the vote might occur).
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