UPDATE ON PREVIOUS BLOG: The first plane arrived with some of Afghan translators and families, but there are thousands being left behind because of paperwork and visas…yet our southern borders are not requiring visas. Time is running out for these “brothers,” (wives and children) who stayed faithful for years with our forces!!! There are still Americans left to Afghanistan. The President has promised that “all Americans” will be brought home. It looks like that promise will be broken.
Previous blog: As we celebrate the 4th of July and all that America means to us, we must not sit back and watch the slaughter of the brave Afghan men and women who helped us during 20 years of war! We must remember on this patriotic holiday the over 2,000 American men and women who died in Afghanistan. Some of those have been the interpreters…now being sought out by the Taliban.
As we sit happily with family eating our hotdogs on this 4th of July and flying our flags, over 18,000 Afghans, and perhaps thousands more WAIT for their lives. What are they waiting for?…a simple piece of paper called a Visa and transportation to some safe place. The latest report, with the Taliban on the move, tells us that the airport may be the first to be taken over. So, what is the delay?
Our top military generals say that they can get the interpreters out IF “We are given the green light!” Who is holding up the “green light?” How about an executive order? TOP PRIORITY! “GET THEM OUT NOW” could be the piece of paper or phone call needed.
If we can sit back and watch people by the thousands cross our own borders without paperwork, why the hold up for visas for the Afghan fighters? Why the hypocrisy? Many of the Afghan interpreters, men and women, have been waiting for years for the Visa that they have asked for. Now time is running out. Just before the 4th of July, when asked by a reporter about this situation, our President replied:
“Don’t ask me about Afghanistan... I want to talk about happy things, Man…”