Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Helping Those Who Helped Us

Most of you aren't old enough to remember the images of America pulling out of Saigon and desperate South Vietnamese clinging to helicopters trying to leave as well. But if you've seen the footage, you know what I'm talking about. And you know then why one issue that has my goat these days is the government's bureaucratic slow-mo status on bringing Iraqis into the US who are under death threats for helping US troops. Denmark, a member of the nations of the willing, aren't so willing anymore. And with their pull out of Iraq, they're bringing those who have helped them home with them. The number's not high, about 200, but the principle is one our government could take to heart. Military spokesman Lt. Cdr. Nils Markussen said, "the signal we want to send is that we of course take care of our employees if the business they have been doing for us is putting them into danger."

And the US? Apparently the Bush administration cares for its Iraqi employees with all the loving care often shown by US corporations. None whatsoever.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

No one is having any of this at freerepublic.com and other associated sites...they are positively panicked at the prospect of mass Iraqis coming into the country, because that's the way the terrorists will make their way here. Remember, Iraqis=terrorists, the people who did 9/11. Our President told us so.

12:34 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Is the way Bush cared for Iraqi employees any different from the way he cares about his own citizens?

2:17 PM  

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