View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

The Times Does Refugees 

In today's corrections:

Because of an editing error, an article on April 4 about the refugee population of the South Pacific island of Nauru, where Australia has been sending asylum seekers under a policy begun in 2001, misstated the reason the island's Afghan refugees fled their homeland. It was to escape Taliban persecution, not war.

Generally, countries don't grant asylum to those merely fleeing war, unless they happen to be flooding over the border. They do grant asylum to people who fear for their lives from religious persecution, or, as the Taliban would have it, religious "law."

Wars create refugees, tyrannical regimes create asylum-seekers. Please try to keep that straight.

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