Yesterday it was reported that 18 of 31 suspects who had at that point been ID’d in New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne, Germany are in the country seeking asylum. The news puts a big damper on President Obama’s attempts to make everybody believe that refugees are “widows and orphans.”

Perhaps in an attempt to salvage the Left’s talking point about refugees, an op-ed columnist in the New York Times rode to the rescue:


Nice try, but no:

And then some!