As much as 80% of, or 6,000, Afghan interpreters who worked with US troops can’t get a visa for the United States! Several have already been slaughtered, some along with their families. The Taliban is particularly interested in making an example of interpreters as a lesson to anyone who’d consider working with their enemies.
Watch this video on the plight of Afghan interpreters. WARNING: Graphic content.
If the power of great nations stems from their moral authority, then, surely, protecting these interpreters -- to which so much is owed -- must be one of the high moral obligations of our times…
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