Found this on Jens Unmack’s blog (in Danish). Thought it worth reproducing. Why is it that the politicians who are always going on about helping refugees close to home are the same who want to cut down on International aid? Who support Israel in its constant harrassment of Palestinians and who support conflict-mongering rather than peace-making? I do agree that we cannot possibly help all the world’s refugees by inviting them to Europe. But we could do more to prevent the horrible conflicts that they are fleeing from. But so far, we don’t. Let’s hope Mr. Obama – by not starting any more wars and by hopefully conducting the war in Afghanistan more wisely – will help to curb the staggering number of refugees in the world.