Oh, joy

Apparently the Iraqi invasion and occupation is really just another aspect of the immigration issue:

Thomas Friedman in today’s NY Times writes: “Of course, just leaving would be bad for us and terrible for those Iraqis who have worked with us. We need to give them all U.S. passports.” And that’s just what’s going to happen, just as France took in nearly 100,000 Harkis after the Algerian war, though the Iraqi flow here is likely to be an order of magnitude greater. The number coming here so far has been small, but it’s going to grow rapidly. Which is why in the future we need to factor in considerations of the immigration fallout before we launch foreign policy initiatives. For instance, the immigration created by our absurd intervention in Somalia has resulted in Somali cabbies at the Minneapolis Airport trying to impose Islamic strictures on travelers there

I wonder how many supporters of the invasion would have been quite so enthusiastic about it if they knew that it would lead to an estimated 1 million Iraqi immigrants settling down here? It just keeps getting better and better….