"From now on," he said, "I don't want anyone to come in to see me while I'm here. Is that clear?"


From The New York Times:

Despite a stepped-up commitment from the United States to take in Iraqis who are in danger because they worked for the American government and military, very few are signing up to go, resettlement officials say.

The reason, Iraqis say, is that they are not allowed to apply in Iraq, requiring them to make a costly and uncertain journey to countries like Syria or Jordan, where they may be turned away by border officials already overwhelmed by fleeing Iraqis.

John Cole comments: "Of course it is reasonable to make people travel to another country to try to flee the country. That makes sense, if you are Joseph Heller."