President Obama, apparently unable to intelligently rebut legitimate Republican concerns about ISIS infiltrating the ranks of Syrian refugees, resorted to childish rhetoric and sarcasm.
As widely reported:
President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday at Republicans who insist on barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., deeming their words offensive and insisting “it needs to stop.”
“Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” Obama said.
As it turns out, Obama’s words were on a par with the “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” mistruths repeatedly uttered to sell Obamacare to naïve voters and gullible Democrat politicians who should have known better.
This most recent Obama misrepresentation was exposed in figures released by the U.S. State Department about admissions to the U.S. since the November 13 terrorist attack in Paris.
Since the Paris terror attacks on November 13, the State Department has admitted 132 Syrian refugees into the United States, and all 132 are Sunni Muslims.
No Christian, Druze, Shi’ite, Alawite, or member of any other religious minority in Syria has been admitted over that period, according to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center.
The majority of the 132 Syrian refugees permitted to resettle in the U.S. since November 13 (72) are male, the minority female (60). Of the 132 total, 39 (29.5 percent) have been men between the ages of 14 and 50.
Another 53 (40 percent) are children aged under 14, of whom 30 are males and 23 females.
The Refugee Processing Center admission figures since the attacks in Paris continue a trend evident since the start of the current fiscal year, on October 1. President Obama plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. during fiscal year 2016.
Of the total 2,296 Syrian refugees admitted since March 2011, 633 (27.5 percent) are men aged between 14 and 50.
Therefore, more than one-quarter of the Syrian refugees allowed entry into the U.S. since the conflict began are men aged 14-50, and the vast majority of them are Sunni Muslim.”
Once again, the words of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who attributed passage of Obamacare to the lack of policy transparency and the “stupidity of the American public,” ring hauntingly true in the debate over Syrian refugees.
The big question: How many American lives will be lost as a result of Obama’s bone-headed refusal to think responsibly with regard to Syrian refugees?