Sunday, January 4

Iraqi refugees

"By the end of the US government's fiscal year on September 30, 13,823 Iraqi refugees had arrived for resettlement in the United States, surpassing the target of 12,000," the State Department said in a statement.

It said more than eight times as many Iraqis had been allowed to live in the US compared with the previous year, when 1,608 were admitted.

So in 2007, almost 5 million people in the country are displaced and we're admitting roughly one Iraqi civilian into the US for every 15 that we kill (about 22,000 were killed that year). Meanwhile, Sweden is accepting more Iraqi refugees than the US and the rest of Europe combined.

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