Tuesday, March 04, 2008

On the march along with freedom

George Bush, during a Q&A with Jordan's King Abdullah (who predictably wimped out on mentioning his previous criticism of Israel) --

He [King] also pointed out something which I knew, but I wasn't exactly sure how it was affecting his country, that there are roughly three-quarters of a million Iraqi citizens who have moved to Jordan.

The population of Jordan in 2003 was about 5 million, so having 750,000 refugees show up since then is a 15 percent increase in population -- and not an immigrant worker population, but victims of war.

But George Bush "isn't exactly sure" what effect that might have.

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