The Detroit Free Press reports on a forum in Warren, MI, where Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, spoke to a crowd of about 300 mostly Chaldean residents who were angry that the US hadn't done more to protect Iraqi Christians during the US occupation in Iraq post-2003. The article notes:
Corbin said he couldn't comment on whether Iraqi Christians were hurt by the U.S.-led war.
"I can't answer that," Corbin told the Free Press. "Let's leave that to the historians."
Leave that to the historians?! That's the best a State Department official could do for such an important question? More or less say, Fuhgetaboutit?!
The article also notes that Iraqi-Americans at the forum also criticized the U.S. for denying entry to needy Iraqi refugees they said were forced to flee because of the war.