It’s amazing that people would comment in support of Trump the day after his executive order closing the borders to people traveling with passports from Iraq and six other nations.

I want to single out Iraq because there are more than 7,000 Iraqis who worked as translators for the US military while the troops were engaged in the surge.

These people were vetted by the US military, so they could be allowed on the bases to work with the soldiers. One woman interviewed on this podcast said she would work and stay on the base for weeks at a time, separated from her young children and husband. Terrorists tried to learn the identities of these translators and targeted them and their families because of their effectiveness at getting other people to provide info on what the terrorists were doing. The woman’s husband was murdered in this way. I think she ended up fleeing to Jordan as it was unsafe to stay in Iraq after the troops left.

We should be ashamed as a country for turning our backs on the people who fought for us. If they were dependable enough to get clearance at a military base with massive amounts of weapons and munitions, I would think they are safe enough to pick up a loaf of bread and some milk in an American super market.

While the bureaucrats in the State Department and the DOD have dragged their feet dealing with the problem for the last few years, Trump’s ban is not just a red flag, Patti, it is a catastrophe for thousands of people who have risked their lives for this country.

Which is a lot more than a draft dodging chicken hawk politician like the president has ever done.

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