I was reading Uncle Jimbo’s post over at Blackfive.net, and I was utterly shocked to find that someone in the brass department has e-mailed his edict to their underlings overseas that no interpreters are allowed to wear scarves over their head or face anymore, even though it may cost them their very lives.
Why? Because we are at war, yet he wants everyone to dress up in uniform. BTW, it is against the US Military Code of Conduct to be out of uniform. Um…they are IRAQIS, not Americans, Sir.
If I have some awful misunderstanding, please inform me of it. I have read amazing articles about the terps both in Afghanistan from ‘Bill’ and in Iraq by writers/commentors at Blackfive. Surely there are some bad ones, but we get rid of them right quick. I do not understand why they should risk their very lives anymore than they already are just working with us!
Maybe it’s because I’m just a civilian, but I don’t think anyone of you agree with this decision either. If you do, please explain to me why. I’m open to being educated, but I’m not open to BS.
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