Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Anyway here is a clip of Laura Bush talking about Iraqi Refugees in which she makes the false claim that United States has taken in more refugees than all the other countries combined:

Video from Thik Progress: THINK PROGRESS

To begin with lets start with the lies by the Bush administration on how it is supposedly welcoming large numbers of Iraqi Refugees & is giving large amounts of aid to countries like Jordan & Syria to help them take care of the Iraqi Refugees in those countries-

Laura Bush :

And from Think Progress June 20, 2007
( how do we get people to realize the truth about what Americans are or are not doing - but facts mean nothing in our Fantasy style society

Laura Bush & Iraqi Refugees

Laura Bush Falsely Claims That ‘Many’ Iraqi Refugees Have Been Welcomed Into The U.S.

... during an interview with First Lady Laura Bush, CNN highlighted World Refugee Day and the effect that the war in Iraq has had on the number of refugees around the world. CNN reported Iraqis “who were helping the Americans or even helping their own country” are now targeted and must seek “refuge in other nations, as well as the United States.”

Bush responded saying, “Obviously we’re especially concerned about the Iraqi refugees.” She added, “We welcome many of those refugees, both from Iraq and Afghanistan into the United States.”

The First Lady is greatly exaggerating the administration’s policy. As the Baltimore Sun notes today, “as of May, only 69 Iraqis had entered the United States” this fiscal year. In total, the United States has “resettled fewer than 500 Iraqi refugees” since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Meanwhile, the situation in Iraq has become “the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.” Syria alone is hosting “1.4 million Iraqi ‘guests’” and Iraqi refugees have become increasingly desperate, some even resorting to prostitution. In total, there are more than two million Iraqi refugees.


BUSH: Sure, in Lebanon and Syria and Jordan, and then here. And I think Americans would be proud to know that we welcome to our country more refugees than all the rest of the nations combined. And obviously we’re especially concerned about the Iraqi refugees, people who are there who are trying to build their government, trying to build a stable country, which is what our goal is, as well, who have left because of terror, really, because of the chance of violence and the fear of violence.

We welcome many of those refugees, both from Iraq and Afghanistan into the United States. We also spend about $80 million a year working with refugees, Iraqi refugees in the camps in Lebanon.

It's all about the Spin & not about the Reality - THE EMERALD CITY FANTASY OR FOLLIES - The AMERICAN People & their empty headed Faux Political Pundits at FOX NEWS & CNN & THE LADIES AT THE VIEW CHOOSE FANTASY OVER REALITY as the UGLY AMERICAN TRASHES THE MIDDLE EAST and so it goes:

Iraqi Refugee Crisis- BBC AUG. 30, 2007

Reality vs Spin on Iraqi OCCUPATION
ON KETH OLBERMANN - Aug. 30, 2007

Aug. 31, 2007 Keith Olbermann

also see at Refugees International related articles :Iraqi Refugees: Donor Governments Must Provide Bilateral Assistance to Host Countries 16/07/07

and : Press Release: Refugees International Urges Greater Assistance To Iraqi Refugees During Gen. Petraeus Testimony 09/11/2007

and Iraq: U.S. Response to Displacement Remains Inadequate

As the conflict in Iraq intensifies, it is no longer possible to ignore its devastating effects on Iraqi civilians. In January 2007 the UN finally recognized that the death of tens of thousands of Iraqis and the displacement of four million others in Iraq and the region constitute a humanitarian crisis. This recognition represents a major step for the organization which until then had been working under the assumption that the situation in Iraq was conducive to reconstruction and development.

and : Press Release: U.S. Call for Assistance to Iraqi Refugees Must Lead to Greater Action
08/29/2007 U.S. Call for Assistance to Iraqi Refugees Must Lead to Greater Action :Assistant Secretary of State Sauerbrey says U.S. has a “moral obligation” to provide assistance to Iraqi refugees

Washington, DC – Refugees International applauds the statements made yesterday by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey urging increased assistance to Iraqi refugees. While announcing that the U.S. will provide $30 million to help educate Iraqi refugee children in the region, Ms. Sauerbrey stated that America has a “moral obligation” to aid Iraqi refugees. Specifically, she said that the U.S. must “provide the assistance necessary to help people continue to be in the region for when the day comes that Iraq is a stable country and people will have a home to return to.”

The U.S. Department of State announced that it has provided a total of $183 million for displaced Iraqis this fiscal year, but with more than 4.2 million Iraqis forced out of their homes, this equals less than $45 per person for the entire year. Refugees International is also concerned that most of this funding has gone to UN agencies, and that the U.S. has provided almost no funding to the governments that are trying to provide housing, health care and education to the massive influx of refugees.

“If the United States wants to see a stable Iraq, it must take the lead in providing assistance to the governments that are struggling to provide services to Iraqi refugees, so that the unrest that has displaced them does not spread across the region,” said Sean Garcia, an advocate for Refugees International. “We are pleased that Ms. Sauerbrey is saying we have a ‘moral obligation’ to help Iraqis, but without offering substantially more bilateral funding she is giving empty words.”

And check out :

From ALTERNET: Iraq Death Toll Rivals Rwanda Genocide, Cambodian Killing Fields By Joshua Holland, AlterNet. Posted September 17, 2007

Greenspan Iraq oil confession & One Million Iraqi deaths Sept. 17,2007, By Gideon Polya at MEDIA WITH CONSCIENCE

And from The Guardian:
Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m Peter Beaumont and Joanna Walters in New York Sunday September 16, 2007 The Observer

And from BBC NEWS : BBC NEWS Sept.17,2007 Iraq shootout firm loses licence -Iraq has cancelled the licence of the private security firm, Blackwater USA, after it was involved in a gunfight in which at least eight civilians died.

Take Care,

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