The Brits are doing the right thing. I hope the U.S. government does as much.
From the Times Online:
In a written statement to the Commons yesterday, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, set out the details of the assistance to Iraqi interpreters and other staff who will be offered the chance to resettle in Britain or receive cash to help them to relocate in the region.
After reading through the Government’s statement, one senior interpreter was left speechless with relief. “For me, this decision means that the British Government has saved the lives of two children and a lady,” said M. Saraj, referring to his wife and two young children. “I think that they have appreciated all the efforts we have made, according to what I am reading. Thank you for the British Government, they have respected our rights. I have no words.”
In his statement, Mr Miliband acknowledged that Britain owed “our Iraqi staff an enormous debt of gratitude for their dedicated service”.