This from the If You Don’t Laugh, You Have To Cry Department:
Two Iraqi women whose husbands and children were killed by US troops during the Iraq war have been refused entry into the United States for a speaking tour. The women were invited to the US for peace events surrounding international women’s by the human rights group Global Exchange and the women’s peace group CODEPINK.Yeah, that’s all we need; Iraqi women with no family left sneaking into this country to take more jobs from hard working Americans who support the war. They must hate freedom.
In a piece of painful irony, the reason given for the rejection was that the women don’t have enough family in Iraq to prove that they’ll return to the country.