This is an issue that has been bothering me for some time. Plenty of guys I know who've been in Iraq and Afghanistan made good friends among the local interpreters, army, police, and general civilian population. When I bring this up around my fellow civvies, they laugh. They tell me I've been lied to by the murdering dimwits who call themselves soldiers (this includes both yank and brit service members that they refer to). What bothers me is that those people, people who've been like family to my friends are in constant danger, their families are in constant danger. They take these risks to help their country, to rid them of people like the Taliban and al-Queda. But nobody gives a damn, people have laughed at it in my face on the issue. These are human beings, who people seem to ignore. My friend still has contact with his interpreter back in Iraq, who always tells him things are fine, likely so that my friend won't worry about him. Why does nobody give a feck? What's going to happen to them? Why is it that only "murdering dimwits" care about these people, while activists get on the pedestal to talk about how much they care about them, so much that they want to abandon them? Why are the most compassionate people I know trained to kill? Is it the end of the world?