Nov. 25, 2011
As the United States draws down its remaining troops in Iraq, the lives of thousands of Iraqis who worked with American forces, journalists and aid groups are in danger. We'll talk with Kirk Johnson, a former USAID official in Fallujah and founder of The List Project, which advocates for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the U.S. mission. We'll also hear from an Iraqi translator who worked with the U.S. Army until he was kidnapped and tortured in 2007. He hoped to move to the U.S., but the government rejected his visa application, so he remains in Iraq, in hiding. And we'll talk to Yaghdan Hameid, whose story originally inspired Kirk to take action. After receiving death threats from people in his neighborhood, Yaghdan was relocated to Chicago’s Western suburbs.