Contrary to what you might have heard, Donald Trump does want to do something for Syrian refugees. He just doesn’t want to move them to America.
He wants to keep them safely in the region, in a place where they speak Arabic, have Syrian food and customs, and are near friends and family.
But he also wants to fix the problem at its source, rather than import the problem to the West.
That problem, of course, is ISIS, the Islamic State.
Obama could have destroyed the Islamic State in a matter of weeks, but he didn’t. Now it’s Trump’s turn.
As the Wall Street Journal reported this morning, “Establishing safe zones in Syria would mark an escalation in America’s military involvement there.”
Now, nation-building didn’t work in Afghanistan or Libya.
But if the problem really is a stream of millions of Syrian refugees, then maybe a short, sharp war to destroy ISIS, while keeping the refugees there, makes sense.
And if Trump brings in these news rules for the U.S., how long can Canada have our anything goes, maximum numbers, weak vetting, “wolves with the lambs” approach...?
Or put another way, how long could we have open borders, before Americans decide they need a northern border too?
NEXT: Esteemed Middle East and Islam specialist Raymond Ibrahim joins me to talk about his provocative proposal:
That in order to wipe out Islamic terrorism (and end world hunger) with “one stroke,” America should seize Saudi Arabia’s oil wells. Can this really be done? Watch as he lays out the details.
THEN: Our favorite Democrat writer Mickey Kaus offers his thoughts on the border wall, sanctuary cities and illegal aliens.
Can Trump accomplish what he’s set out to do? How will this impact the country?