Hypocrite Obama ordered a 6-month pause in processing Muslim 'refugees' in 2011
Barack Obama is feigning outrage over the desire of governors and GOP presidential contenders to pause the inflow of Syrian refugees. In tweet from Manila, where he also verbally lambasted his political opponents, he wrote:
Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That's not who we are. And it's not what we're going to do.
But in 2011, by his own standards, Obama was betraying “our deepest values.” Sean Hannity reports:
The Obama administration actually stopped processing Iraqi refugee requests for six months after two Iraqi-refugees were arrested on terrorism charges in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011.
As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.
So President Obama slammed the door in the face of the very Iraqis who put their lives on the line to aid us during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Federalist's Sean Davis asked the relevant question here:
If it wasn't evil when Obama paused that refugee program in 2011, why is it evil to do the exact same thing now?
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman