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    one municipality (Södertälje) takes in more refugees from Iraq than the entire US and Canada (as mentioned here: http://sverigesradio.se/...), it's to be expected that social services will be frayed.

    That they have been able to absorb so many refugees without their infrastructure completely falling apart reflects well on the Swedes- not so much on the USA, which paid lip service by praising a previous mayor of Södertälje in 2008 yet didn't itself deign to allow more Iraqis in.

    One of those folks who praised the mayor in 2008: presidential candidate Barack Obama.

    Are the Swedes handling it perfectly? Heck no. There's plenty of racism over there along with stretched budgets.

    At least they're trying, unlike our own immigrant-founded country which, after cleansing its own Native populations, continues to cause ethnic strife all over the world and then refuses to help when displaced people come.

    •  Thank you for that slamdunk. (0+ / 0-)

      I could not have said it better myself.

      Obama: Pro-Pentagon, pro-Wall Street, pro-drilling, pro-fracking, pro-KXL, pro-surveillance. And the only person he prosecuted for the U.S. torture program is the man who revealed it. Clinton: More of the same.

      by expatjourno on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 03:22:51 AM PDT

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