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Mon Aug 16, 2021, 09:18 AM Aug 2021

Thousands of Afghans that risked their lives working as translators for US troops [View all]

I’m dismayed at the comments here.

We should have been out of Afghanistan years ago, and I do believe pulling out and ending the war is the right thing, but I’m saddened for all of the translators that worked beside our troops in combat missions. They risked their lives and the lives of their families to help us and are prime targets now as the taliban take over.

I’m so saddened about this. Again, pulling out was the right decision but why are we leaving our allies for the last 20 years behind. The US loses moral ground for the next conflict.

I’m also dismayed at some of the posts here.

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Welcome to DU! Dream Girl Aug 2021 #1
Thank you :) Willis88 Aug 2021 #3
The evacuation was a blunder, and why that wasn't done before our withdrawal needs to be JohnSJ Aug 2021 #2
Stephen Miller doesn't want them here. mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 #4
Stephen Miller bdamomma Aug 2021 #6
It's a matter of honor. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #5
oh the media bdamomma Aug 2021 #8
Agreed. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #9
Me too, hamsterjill but I don't think they're winning. littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #10
I think we need to hear from Biden. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #11
I can't say that I disagree with you. I am personally thankful littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #13
Great response. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #16
Hopefully. ❤ nt littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #18
Here you go... littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #20
Yes!!!! hamsterjill Aug 2021 #21
❤ nt littlemissmartypants Aug 2021 #26
the repukes bdamomma Aug 2021 #12
There is actually no scenario in which the repukes would not be running away with this. GoodRaisin Aug 2021 #27
True. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #28
Yes, I agree I have seen very few. Not enough. GoodRaisin Aug 2021 #30
Yes. hamsterjill Aug 2021 #32
I am sure they are doing everything possible to remove them from danger. kentuck Aug 2021 #7
You're sure, are you? Treefrog Aug 2021 #14
Taliban is offering amnesty Johnny2X2X Aug 2021 #15
Did you forget the sarcasm emoji? hamsterjill Aug 2021 #17
Yes, why do you think the Afghan army laid down their weapons? Johnny2X2X Aug 2021 #29
They promised that to the former president of Afghanistan before cutting his balls off ansible Aug 2021 #22
Many left before the collapse and are living in Fremont Calif. dalton99a Aug 2021 #19
I sure hope we can get them out. LisaL Aug 2021 #23
Biden has promised that no one at risk will be left behind. egduj Aug 2021 #24
It's kinda hard to when the whole country's already under Taliban control ansible Aug 2021 #31
In WWII, the citizens of countries such as France that cooperated with the Nazis panader0 Aug 2021 #25
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