Monday, July 21, 2014
Americans Left Behind Afghanistan Interpreters, After Promise of Visas
We made commitments to these people that if they helped us in Afghanistan, they would get visas if they wanted them. Now the interpreters sit in limbo, in desperate danger of being killed by the Taliban, while our Government fails to keep its promise. Some have been killed already.
We see the door literally thrown open to Central Americans who want to take from this country. But these interpreters fought and sacrificed with us, truly earning that right which they were promised.
Leaving Those Who Helped Us To Be Killed By The Taliban: The Afghan Interpreter Limbo
Published on Jul 16, 2014
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The interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they're in danger of being abandoned.
Read an excerpt from Ben Anderson's 'The Interpreters' here: http://bit.ly/1vSOP9u