I’m sorry, but when did we enter a universe in which anything but derisive, incredulous laughter would meet the idea of Israel’s expulsion of Darfurian refugees?
At around the same time anyone started giving a DAMN about what Britney Spears has done since her last positive contribution to society. Oh wait…
P.S. Good edit on this post; I caught the original(?) about 7 minutes ago.
It won’t be long before our glorious President is up there on TV likening the poor Darfur refugees to our evil Brown menace here in the city.
When I first read about this, my initial reaction was a sad shake of the head, but reading the full Times article reveals the many shades of gray here. Sudan is a militant Muslim nation.
Should Israel be obliged to take in any refugees? Perhaps Shiite refugees fleeing persecution by Sunnis in Iraq? I don’t know the answer but it is by no means a no-brainer.
This country, far wealthier and more powerful than little Israel, hasn’t exactly been pulling out the stops to halt the slaughter and/or to shelter refugees. As simple as it may seem to criticize Israel, and there always are many ready to do so, it seems that they’ve been more open and charitable than other countries of their size would be. Now they’re being criticized for trying to stop themselves from being overwhelmed. To a country that size, gaining 50 more refugees a day can become quite a burden rather quickly.