Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Humanitarian Palau

Palau puts everyone to shame and accepts the 17 Uighur detainees from Guantanamo. I'd take Palau over Virginia, Utah, South Carolina, Georgia, and Connecticut any day. (Photos from here).

But... as Alex Trevi and BLDGBLOG point out, Palau is disappearing because of rising sea levels due to climate change. We'll be dealing with that refugee problem soon enough. Who knew the problems of detention policy and climate change were related?

Update: I was wrong about Palau taking all 17 Uighur detainees. Four of them have been accepted by Bermuda (and the British government is not happy), where they will be submitted to relentless assault by the pasty-white scourge:

1 comment:

MT said...

In the context of Palau's gesture, the NPR story mentioned a concurrent decision to donate or lend the country $200 million by the U.S. State Department, which has nothing to do with it, the State Department says. Anyway, up with Palau! Long may she reside above sea level!