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Vetting protects U.S.

By Svetozar Pejovich In the Dallas Morning News

This article was published February 17, 2017 at 1:57 a.m.

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RBear says... February 17, 2017 at 7:16 a.m.

Vetting was in place. In fact, it could take up to two years for some visa applications to be approved or denied. That vetting worked and in the rare cases when it may have missed something, it was improved. As such, no terrorist attack has occurred from anyone vetted in the past several years.
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But it wasn't Trump's vetting so he had to make it seem like we are in danger so he can put HIS vetting in place. This is more about Trump's ego than national security. Our nation can expect more ego trips by the so-called president over the next several years.

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WhododueDiligence says... February 17, 2017 at 9:18 a.m.

I agree with RBear except Trump put an ill-advised indiscriminate ban in place against 7 entire countries. In addition to egotistical aspects, Trump's blanket ban shows recklessness by sending the powerful message that everyone in those 7 countries regardless of their circumstances is fearfully regarded as our enemy. Many have pointed out that this blanket ban reduces US security by playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters, but Trump did it anyway because he's a prime example of an egotistical, reckless loose cannon. Trump's repeated expressions of disdain for US intelligence agencies provide additional examples of Trump's recklessness and egotism.

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WhododueDiligence says... February 17, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

"I conjecture that the rise of political correctness in the U.S. is a major cause of those differences,"
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Pejovich is correct about one thing; I dictionaried it and found that "conjecture" can be verbed. But when Pejovich conjectures on and on comparing political correctness in the US to communism, fascism and Nazism, and conjectures that political correctness tolerates no disagreements and shows disdain for the rule of law, Petrovich is conjecturing farther and farther into an otherworldly realm of absurd hyperbole.
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Comparing US political correctness to Hitler's brutal Nazism and Stalin's brutal communism is just plain brutal. In the US with its First Amendment and separation of powers, political correctness amounts to a weak attempt at censorship. Illegal destructive acts committed by a small subset of protesters do not permit jumping to the conclusion that protests are fueled by political correctness gone wild. Such illegal misbehavior and disregard for the rule of law is much more likely to come from anarchist groups, and anarchists come from extreme right as well as extreme left.

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Slak says... February 17, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

Seven entire so called nations, Who. Seven failed nation states. Seven countries which do not have the internal organization to be able to conduct desktop vetting. Seven countries who don't know who their own citizens are.

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WhododueDiligence says... February 17, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.

Slak, as RBear said, vetting was in place. And as RBear said, and as the media has repeatedly stated, the vetting process for refugees takes two years. Also, this vetting process which was already in place and takes two years wasn't conducted by those 7 countries of origin. For entry into the United States, much of that vetting process already in place was conducted by highly trained U.S. security personnel. And as RBear said, this process was effective. It doesn't make us any safer to treat everyone from those 7 countries, regardless of circumstances, as our enemies. As with refugees from the Vietnam War and the simultaneous clandestine war in Laos, and other places of conflict, many of them are, at least potentially unless we unnecessarily antagonize them, valuable allies.

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3WorldState1 says... February 17, 2017 at 5:23 p.m.

Nu uh, conservatives say they just come right over. Who you going to believe? The people that do the vetting or a republican politician?

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RBear says... February 17, 2017 at 5:27 p.m.

Thanks WD. Most who support Trump's "vetting" don't really know about or understand the vetting process that existed. More likely, they choose to ignore it because it was from the prior administration, regardless how good it was. Face it, that vetting protected the US at a time when others may have suffered. Where have almost all the terror attacks come from in the US? From citizens.

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