I was looking at 60 Minutes tonight and saw a segment titled "Left Behind" which was about Iraqi civilians who have worked with the U.S. government/military. The U.S. is saying that they need to stay in Iraq to rebuild their country.
And yet even when these Iraqi civilian "collaborators"(and their families) are intimated with death threats the U.S. government denies their expatriation to the United States with the worst excuse of all.
That these Iraqi's who work (and have worked) with the U.S. Military and government would be "national security risks" if repatriated in the states. Which is absurd and embarrassing because these people have been painstakingly vetted on various levels in order to begin work for the military/government in the FIRST PLACE!!!!
So much for the Bush administration caring about Iraqi's and winning their hearts and minds.
They are using these Iraqi's up and throwing them away just like our troops. However, at least our troops get to come home to a grateful, stable nation and not have to stay behind in the war zone left to their own devices to protect themselves and their families.
Yet another glorious chapter in the Bush legacy!
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