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    (1) As an Appendix to my @guardian piece, let me also remind historically-challenged US conservatives who bash Sweden about one more thing.

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    (2) Many of those who discuss "refugees" in Sweden seem to think that intake began with Syria. That says a lot about US collective amnesia.

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    (3) Many forget just how many from Iraq were taken in by Sweden: refugees from a humanitarian disaster created (and then ignored) by the US.

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    (4) The US neo-colonial adventure in Iraq killed over 1/2 million civilians and created 2.5 to 3 million refugees & "internally displaced."

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    (5) Sweden took Iraqis. A lot. One town in Sweden (Södertälje, pop 80,000) took more than the US & Canada COMBINED. thelocal.se/20080411/11040

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    (6) So, now have US blowhards who cheered the destruction of Iraq, castigating Sweden for taking in the very refugees they created.

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    (7) So, Sweden's recent (15yrs) intake of refugees shows a pattern: helping to clean up after US geo-political aggression & ignorance.

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    (8) So, these people in the US who cheer war and then attack Sweden for taking refugees are about as "Christian" as my microwave oven.

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