You said that already in another thread and I responded:
#29 | Posted by kanrei at 2015-11-25 10:56 AM | Reply | Flag:
With all due respect, that doesn't address the point I'm making.
Of course ISIS has a motive for making the threat. It doesn't mean that they aren't going to follow through on the threat or that the threat shouldn't be taken seriously. Screwing ourselves over to show ISIS how noble we are is something I'll pass on....
I'm not against taking in refugees as an absolute. But I'm against having this discussion in the dumbest possible way. Anyone who claims that we can vet these people with 100% accuracy is a liar or a fool. And if such people are the ones setting policy, that increases the chances of another major attack.
Inherent in the decision to take in refugees is the reality that if ISIS really wants to send people over as refugees, we aren't going to catch all of them. An argument in favor of taking in refugees can still be made given this reality. But if the people in charge can't acknowledge this reality, then its my opinion that they can't be trusted to manage the refugee process while protecting the interests of the American people. If you build a policy around false premises it will have bad results.