The stupid, wrongheaded, moronic decision that Iraqi interpreters would not be allowed to wear face masks has been rescinded!
It is sad that I feel such triumph over what should have been a no-brainer. Hooray for common sense winning one battle!
Some 300 interpreters have been killed during the war in Iraq, and they are seen as a crucial link between the US forces and Iraqi communities trying to recover from the years of violence.
“It would have been tough to get where we are today without our interpreters,” said the regiment commander, Colonel Monty Willoughby.
“We know that they get spooked and scared, and we try to protect their identity as much as possible.”