Thursday, February 25, 2010

More Pals. To the U.S. - Actually Alaska

Seems the State Department has it in for Sarah Palin:-

...QUESTION: A release by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine has a statement claiming 100 refugees from the Al-Waleed camp that’s inside Iraq have left the country and will be resettled in the United States. Can you confirm that?

MR. CROWLEY: I don’t think that number is correct. I think we’ve had several hundred Palestinians referred to us over a period of time. I think so far in this fiscal year, nine Palestinians from Iraq have arrived in the United States.

The basis for this program is that while you are familiar with the work of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, known better under its acronym UNWRA, but Palestinians in Iraq are not covered by that program, but are the responsibility of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

So we are working with the UN on this issue and we have had some Palestinians come to the United States, but not that large a number.

QUESTION: So no major influx of any refugees – Palestinian – to the U.S. within --

MR. CROWLEY: So far in this fiscal year, we’ve had nine.

QUESTION: Thank you.

QUESTION: Is it correct that these – at least some of these people are going to Alaska?

MR. CROWLEY: I do not know.

QUESTION: Could you check on that?

MR. CROWLEY: I sure can.

QUESTION: Because it would seem to be a bit of a geographic mistake to send them to – to send Palestinians who have been living in Iraq and then before, to Alaska.

MR. CROWLEY: So you don’t think that change of pace is appropriate – beautiful mountains?

QUESTION: I don’t know.

That's from
Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
February 23, 2010

Do they have something against Alaska or is it just Palin?

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