“WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to allow about 7,000 Iraqi refugees to settle in the United States over the next year, a huge expansion of a program at a time when this country is facing international pressure to help some of the millions of refugees who have fled their battle-torn nation.
The United States has allowed only 463 Iraq refugees into the country since the war began.”
Note my earlier post where I predicted this as a political strategy. The Republicans are already blaming Democrats for the Iraqi mess and loss of the war etc. I hope they don’t get away with it, but they’ve gotten away with much more and much worse.