Clueless Clinton supporter claims no Iraqi refugees are terrorists

A former Deputy Director of the CIA made a startling claim on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.

Michael Morell, who penned an op ed in the NY Times claiming Donald Trump was an "unwitting agent" for Russia, said that there are no Iraqi refugees who turned out to be terrorists.

How soon they forget.

Daily Caller:

Morell bragged that the U.S. government has “got some very effective, robust processes for vetting people” and despite “thousands of Iraqi refugees” being resettled in America, he claimed, “[n]ot a single one has ever turned out to be a terrorist because the vetting was so good.”

“So I want the vetting to be solid,” Morrell added.

But, on January 29, 2013, a Department of Justice press release announced, “Two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, Ky., who admitted using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and who attempted to send weapons and money to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) for the purpose of killing U.S. soldiers, were sentenced today to serve federal prison terms by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.”

“Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 25, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to life in federal prison, and Waad Ramadan Alwan, 31, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, followed by a life term of supervised release,” the DOJ statement added. “Both defendants had pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges.”

“This Week” host Martha Raddatz didn’t even challenge Morell on his claim, even though ABC News reported an exclusive called “US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees” in November of 2013, which referred to the arrests of Alwan and Hammadi.

“The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home — a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005,” ABC News reported nearly three years ago. “The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.”

Don't you feel safer knowing this guy worked for the CIA? 

Our world class vetting proceduers should have stopped these guys from entering the country. Instead, we welcomed them with open arms only to find out later their true allegiances. It's due to luck that we didn't suffer an attack at the hands of these terrorists.

It's a mystery why the administration continues to insist their vetting procedures are adequate. They are not. When you reduce the time period to vet the refugees from 18 to 3 months, some people are likely to fall through the cracks. It's a miracle we haven't been attacked yet but that will almost certainly change in the near future.

A former Deputy Director of the CIA made a startling claim on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.

Michael Morell, who penned an op ed in the NY Times claiming Donald Trump was an "unwitting agent" for Russia, said that there are no Iraqi refugees who turned out to be terrorists.

How soon they forget.

Daily Caller:

Morell bragged that the U.S. government has “got some very effective, robust processes for vetting people” and despite “thousands of Iraqi refugees” being resettled in America, he claimed, “[n]ot a single one has ever turned out to be a terrorist because the vetting was so good.”

“So I want the vetting to be solid,” Morrell added.

But, on January 29, 2013, a Department of Justice press release announced, “Two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, Ky., who admitted using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and who attempted to send weapons and money to Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) for the purpose of killing U.S. soldiers, were sentenced today to serve federal prison terms by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.”

“Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 25, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to life in federal prison, and Waad Ramadan Alwan, 31, a former resident of Iraq, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison, followed by a life term of supervised release,” the DOJ statement added. “Both defendants had pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges.”

“This Week” host Martha Raddatz didn’t even challenge Morell on his claim, even though ABC News reported an exclusive called “US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees” in November of 2013, which referred to the arrests of Alwan and Hammadi.

“The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home — a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005,” ABC News reported nearly three years ago. “The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.”

Don't you feel safer knowing this guy worked for the CIA? 

Our world class vetting proceduers should have stopped these guys from entering the country. Instead, we welcomed them with open arms only to find out later their true allegiances. It's due to luck that we didn't suffer an attack at the hands of these terrorists.

It's a mystery why the administration continues to insist their vetting procedures are adequate. They are not. When you reduce the time period to vet the refugees from 18 to 3 months, some people are likely to fall through the cracks. It's a miracle we haven't been attacked yet but that will almost certainly change in the near future.