Saturday, January 28, 2017

#MuslimBan is trending

Legal Insurrection: "Most claims about Trump’s visa Executive Order are false or misleading."

Extra - David French on the Corner: "Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria."


Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the Cato Institute tries its hand at separating fact from hysteria:

"Foreigners from those seven nations have killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1975 and the end of 2015. Six Iranians, six Sudanese, two Somalis, two Iraqis, and one Yemini have been convicted of attempting or carrying out terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Zero Libyans or Syrians have been convicted of planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil during that time period.

...The annual chance of an American dying in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee is one in 3.6 billion... President Trump tweeted earlier this week that executive orders were intended to improve national security by reducing the terrorist threat. However, a rational evaluation of national security threats is not the basis for Trump’s orders, as the risk is fairly small but the cost is great. The measures taken here will have virtually no effect on improving U.S. national security."

Saudi Arabia, our loyal ally in the war against terror, did not make Trump's banned list. I wonder how that country managed to avoid becoming embroiled in the immigration turmoil?

Eric said...

That last sentence was excellent. Yes, what made Trump recoil from naming the Saudis?

I'm going to post the Cato report, since I generally agree with the libertarians.