Strickland now says he’d welcome Iraq War refugees

Ted Strickland
Ted Strickland

Governor Ted Strickland is now saying he’d welcome to Ohio — war refugees from Iraq. That’s a turnaround from last week, when Strickland was telling President Bush not to bring any war refugees to the Buckeye State.

At that time, Strickland said Ohioans had already paid too high a price for the president’s war policy in the form of military deaths and wasted taxpayer money.

Strickland had said Ohio should not shoulder any more of a burden from refugees. But then came criticism from republican and democratic legislators AND from newspaper editorials. And now, Strickland has changed his stand.

The new governor hopes he can now focus more on actual Ohio issues, such as school funding, job creation, and health insurance.