Hillary’s careless Syrian-refugee policy
A recent story about Hillary Clinton’s Syrian-refugee policy doubles as a museum of her character flaws. This piece confirms that she is unfit for the Oval Office.
The Daily Caller’s Alex Pfeiffer reports that Clinton proposes that America more than sextuple its admissions of Syrian refugees. President Obama invited 10,000 Syrian refugees onto U.S. soil in fiscal year 2016. Clinton wants to balloon this figure to 65,000. Never mind that she knows this could be deadly.
Pfeiffer details why voters must bar Clinton from the White House.
First, Clinton is as transparent as a bank vault. Pfeiffer quoted her remarks to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago in October 2013. Why are 3-year-old lunchtime comments news? Because Clinton has concealed them since. These now are on the record only because WikiLeaks just publicized excerpts of her address.
Second, in another WikiLeaks revelation, voters learned how terminally duplicitous Clinton is. As she told the National Multifamily Housing Council in 2013, for political victory “you need both a public and a private position.”
Here, too, Clinton is as two-faced as the Roman god Janus. Publicly, she reassures voters that America can welcome Syrians safely.
“Look, we’re facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II, and I think the United States has to do more,” Clinton told CBS’ “Face the Nation” in September 2015. “I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in.”
But, privately, she says something completely different.
Middle East nations are coping “with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria,” Clinton told the Jewish group in Chicago. “Jordan, because it’s on their border, and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees, and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees, so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees.”
So, privately, Jordan “can’t possibly vet all those refugees,” from Syria. Yet, publicly, America should increase Syrian refugee inflows six-fold and assume that we can screen them effectively.
ISIS brags about blending jihadists among innocents fleeing battle-scarred Syria. Through this perfect camouflage, terrorist killers have emerged.
“Over the past six months, more than three dozen suspected militants impersonating migrants have been arrested or died while planning or carrying out terrorism,” Anthony Faiola wrote in The Washington Post last June. “They include at least seven directly tied to the attacks in Paris and Brussels.”
ISIS terrorists murdered 130 people in Paris in November and 32 in Brussels in March.
And, in yet another secret speech exposed by WikiLeaks, Clinton told Banco Itaú in May 2013 that “My dream” includes “open borders” across the Western Hemisphere.
All of this proves that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was absolutely right when he told NBC in April why Hillary Clinton never should become president: “In terms of her judgment, something is clearly lacking.”
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online.