German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she expects many of the refugees who have flooded into Germany from war-torn countries like Syria to eventually return home once the hostilities end.Wow. I thought European politicians were different from their US counterparts. I was wrong. Again she's skirting the issue. Most of the refugees aren't from Syria. She knows that so this means nothing. Additionally she talks about them returning when peace breaks out. I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Speaking Saturday to members of her Christian Democratic Party in the northeastern city of Neubrandenburg, Merkel said that many of the 1.1 million asylum seekers who entered Germany last year would return home, as was Germany's experience with refugees from the Balkans did in the 1990s, the dpa news agency reported.
She says "we expect that if there's peace again in Syria, if IS is defeated in Iraq, then they will return to their homelands with the knowledge they have gained here."
She's trying to calm the public, maintain the status quo and punt this to her replacement.
Typical US politician moves. The only question is this. Did US pols learn this from Europeans or did they learn it from us?