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    Default Darkie go home?

    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Not really.

    I'm wondering why, after 5 failed appeals, he's still in the UK anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    To be fair, given that UK invaded Iraq it is not unreasonable that those who fled the carnage from there should gain asylum in UK and USA (as well as other members of the "coalition of the willing").

    However Iraq is far away from UK, and anybody running away from there could have stopped in some other country on the way to UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    To be fair, given that UK invaded Iraq it is not unreasonable that those who fled the carnage from there should gain asylum in UK and USA (as well as other members of the "coalition of the willing").

    However Iraq is far away from UK, and anybody running away from there could have stopped in some other country on the way to UK.
    From the two Iraqi's I met it was an improvement afterwards, power cuts and disruption but not so many executions.

    But precisely he could have stopped in a nearer country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    From the two Iraqi's I met it was an improvement afterwards, power cuts and disruption but not so many executions.
    Sending him back few years ago (like in 2008) would have been crazy, but now it seems a lot better.

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    Why "Darkie go home"? That implies a bias/racial element the I don't see in the article. He is being asked to go home based on the assessment criteria in place which have nothing to do with his skin colour.

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    Iraq is worse today than when he left.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Iraq is worse today than when he left.
    Ironically if Saddam Hussein was still in place then his asylum case would be pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Ironically if Saddam Hussein was still in place then his asylum case would be pretty solid.
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I'd settle for some foresight right now.
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Iraq is worse today than when he left.
    we should have got rid Saddam when he invaded Kuwait.

    He was always a nutter, he was just our nutter.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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