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Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad [The Coming Muslim Flood?]
FoxNews ^ | July 25th 2009

Posted on 07/25/2009 12:47:51 PM PDT by Steelfish

Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad

July 25, 2009

WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program.

Al-Maliki says stability in Iraq has allowed the country to focus on education after years of war.

He says there's great ambition behind the new program "because our needs are great."

The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students to earn bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

The country plans to start with about 500 students in U.S. and British schools this fall.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foreignstudents; highereducation; iraq; scholarship; tm
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1 posted on 07/25/2009 12:47:52 PM PDT by Steelfish
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Please, please... if the degrees are to be in marshmallow subjects (such as the idiot Gates tries to teach at Harvard), send them somewhere else than the US.

There is no need to support the weeds currently infesting our universities. Let’s let most of the idiot course departments die quietly.

And - a sincere note of apology to the many, many talented and accomplished English majors, etc., out there. You know you’re good, and I know you’re contributing much to the country.

However, it appears that Harvard, Yale, Colorado University, etc. don’t know who you are, and choose to hire the losers.


2 posted on 07/25/2009 12:53:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Then they will get degrees and open more liquor and deli stores....and never leave..


3 posted on 07/25/2009 12:55:48 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Steelfish
Ahhhh "Muslim flood" hysteria.

I'd be more worried about the 10,000 Saudi students.

Vet them properly... and since the Iraqi Government is paying, they should be welcome. Education is a fine way of raising a new generation for Iraq.

The only downside I see is that they will be made more Anti-American by visiting liberal-dominated campuses.

I remember the case of a Kuwaiti student in California, who wrote a very pro-American essay... and was bashed viciously by his liberal prof.

4 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:13 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

Now is the time that we need the crusades, and 52% of our fellow countryman elected Suleiman the (not so)Magnificent.


5 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:21 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Steelfish

Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay) let’s throw in free healthcare, let them bring their entire families, put them at the head of the line for jobs, give them all union benefits and we can throw in welfare for those that can’t or won’t work, give them citizenship so they can vote for the DemocRATS. Great country here in Obama-land.


6 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:28 PM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: Da Coyote

Or maybe they’re coming here to study Engineering and Geology and Mathematics? No need to assume the worst. After all, where else would they go to get the knowledge to run their country, seein’s how we liberated them and all?


7 posted on 07/25/2009 12:58:32 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: saganite

Don’t try to use reason... some are too occupied with their hysteria.


8 posted on 07/25/2009 1:00:57 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

I have a better idea: Let’s send the Ward Churchills, Gates etc. types OVER THERE to teach (one way tickets of course)


9 posted on 07/25/2009 1:04:02 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish
Cuban boat lift, get the trouble makers out and keep them out. More welfare clients on the way!!
10 posted on 07/25/2009 1:05:29 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: SolidWood

I know what you mean. Sometimes I just have to shake my head.


11 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:25 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: saganite
yeah ok.......considering our schools are teaching more about how to correctly apply condoms instead of math, science etc. What a wonderful tribute to American Academia
12 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: saganite

Agree totally. I just want to keep them out of academic “disciplines” which are nothing of the sort.


13 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SolidWood

Not hysteria.......just common sense.


14 posted on 07/25/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish
The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students to earn bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

I think this is a good idea... take for instance Saudi Arabia... most of the college graduates are men... and they all majored in religious studies (guess which one?).

It is so bad that Saudi Arabia has to import specialists to do the work... doctors... engineers... and so on... (I got this from National Geographic several years ago... so I can't provide the link).

15 posted on 07/25/2009 1:14:45 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: Outlaw Woman
yeah ok.......considering our schools are teaching more about how to correctly apply condoms instead of math, science etc. What a wonderful tribute to American Academia
You're confusing secondary with post-secondary education. Secondary American education is a basket-case. Post secondary, not so much, but no better than good universities in the rest of the world(outside of MIT and Harvard). Graduate programs are still #1 in the world.
16 posted on 07/25/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Common sense tells me that in order for Iraq to become a functioning non-hostile state, they need a well educated youth. We expect from them to become a western-oriented democracy, yet deny them the means to stand on their feet?

Doesn’t make sense to me. And regarding anti-Americanism... I don’t think that Iraqi students can be any worse than our American campus commies.


17 posted on 07/25/2009 1:15:05 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

I dont think this necessarily a bad thing. My concern would be that Al Qaeda interlopers would be part of the mix.


18 posted on 07/25/2009 1:16:56 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay)

The Fine Article: "The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program."

???

19 posted on 07/25/2009 1:19:54 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay) let’s throw in free healthcare, let them bring their entire families, put them at the head of the line for jobs, give them all union benefits and we can throw in welfare for those that can’t or won’t work, give them citizenship so they can vote for the DemocRATS. Great country here in Obama-land.
Here's a dirty little secret about America. Everybody here is an immigrant, it's just a matter of *when* your came. Moreover, the majority of entrepreneurship is done by recent, well-educated (legal) immigrants with strong work ethics. The minute America stops allowing motivated immigrants is the minute it collapses in on itself.
20 posted on 07/25/2009 1:22:39 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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