Thursday, December 07, 2006

Bush & Co. Have Created a Refugee Crisis in Iraq

Another horrifying result of this ill-conceived war (via The Guardian):

The surging violence in Iraq has created what is becoming the biggest refugee crisis in the world, a humanitarian group said today.
A report (pdf) by Washington-based Refugees International said an influx of Iraqis threatened to overwhelm other Middle Eastern countries, particularly Syria, Jordon and Lebanon.

Last month, the UN estimated that 100,000 people were fleeing the country each month, with the number of Iraqis now living in other Arab countries standing at 1.8 million...

"We're not saying it's the largest [refugee crisis], but it's quickly becoming the largest," spokeswoman Kristele Younes said. "The numbers are very, very scary."

Pretty soon, this emerging refugee crisis could match the collossal calamity of Darfur…
Thank you, President Bush, for turning the lives of the Iraqi people into such a living hell on earth. Thank you, Rubberstamp Republican Congress, for going along with what may possibly emerge as the biggest foreign-policy blunder of all time. Thank you, blathering pundits, for prolonging this unnecessary conflict by claiming that it's "unwise" for us to end this disaster "so soon".

Now excuse me for a moment...
I need to go in my room and weep.

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