Great news for those fleeing the death and destruction in Iraq. The nation directly responsible for the carnage in that country is now, said NBC Nightly News tonight, prepared to take in more of them as refugees.
According to Brian Williams, the White House is “…..poised to admit more Iraqi refugees…..” after pressure from Congress and other agencies. Thousands of Iraqis helped the US after the initial invasion, putting their lives at risk if they stay in the country. It’s estimated around 2,000,000 Iraqi citizens have sought, or are seeking, shelter elsewhere as refugees.
All Hail to the selfless, generous, humanity-laden, American administration for its bold offer to clasp into its protective US bosom another fifty-nine………fifty-nine………
“A measly fifty-nine hundred?”
“Eh….five hundred and….ninety?”
“Nope! I was right the first time.”
Even Brian Williams seemed taken aback, and it takes a lot to shock our Brian.
The US has agreed to take another FIFTY-NINE Iraqi refugees.
NOTE: this story can be viewed HERE, if you can bear to sit through the agonizingly boring advertisement that precedes it.
Will they hold a lottery?
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