Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Seems like the Brits are as big of shits as the US.

Interpreters 'abandoned' in Iraq
Iraqi interpreter - perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs in the world

Iraqi interpreters who have risked their lives to help UK forces will not get asylum, a report has claimed.

Whitehall officials ignored appeals by high-ranking army officers for asylum to be given to 91 interpreters and their families, according to the Times.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says interpreters are marked men who "face a horrific death".

The MoD says it considers requests for help from serving or ex-employees on their "individual merits".

However, the Times reported that one appeal for asylum was rejected even though it was accompanied by a glowing recommendation from a British commanding officer.

I may just be a crazy woman from Indiana, but doesn't that re-enforce the meme of us just "using" them with no regard to the Iraqis as human beings?

Yep, the 3% of the Iraqis that actually like us, we'll abandon them to death and destruction. Winning hearts and minds the Coalition way.


At 1:20 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Nothing to say.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I am shaking my head in disgust.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Kerri said...

Lovely, just lovely. I love going there but perhaps they will have to live without my tourist dollars for a while.I find those CCTV's creepy anyways.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger flo said...

What new? This is the world view of the US. The kill em' all rightwing strateregy to a "T".

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Joe Aston said...

I have created a Facebook Group to help raise awareness of this issue:


Please join and help spread the word.

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