"People dying in their dozens – whether crammed into a
truck or a ship, en route to seek safety or better lives – is a tragic
indictment of European leaders’ failures to provide safe ways to reach
Europe. That it is now happening on a daily basis is Europe’s collective shame."
That this is happening AGAIN is the USA's sole shame! This and other humanitarian disasters, such as political murders and massacres and other problems throughout the central and southern Americas and not to mention the millions killed in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, are due to solely USAian foreign policy which has deliberately engaged in creating quagmires wherein innocent civilians have been bombed, burnt, gassed and generally tormented without any sane reason for the last 70 years.
It is time that the USA, which claims for some odd reason to be the world's policeman, stopped behaving like a badly spoilt teenage brat and grew up to be a responsible world citizen. As a first step, the USA could start ensuring that the refugees it creates can have a decent home, with a future, in the USA. The USA has plenty of open space; Europe no longer has that luxury. The USA also has the cash; half the USA's yearly military budget would happily support everyone in the USA, and the current refugees, in a decent, modest and safe style of life.
Europe is not responsible for the USA's mess.