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Thread #161454   Message #3840666
Posted By: Steve Shaw
22-Feb-17 - 03:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
Subject: RE: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
Obama responded to a perceived specific threat after two Iraqi refugees were arrested in Kentucky. The order enhancing vetting was issued only after consultation and agreement with several agencies. It related to one country only. He did not ban the entry of nationals from any specified countries. All this is easily checked online but, of course, stories that get degraded and embellished in the transmission enjoy meretricious attractiveness. There is simply no comparison with Obama's actions in 2011 and Trump's executive order. To try to make that comparison, or claim that Obama set the precedent, is nothing more than mischievous.