In an article for McClatchy Newspapers, Mike Drummond reports that a US Military base in
But the Iraqis who’re paid $80,000 to $120,000 a year for their interpreting services are offended.
“It sucks,” Ahmed Mohammed, 30, said of the latrine policy. He called the signs - in English and Arabic - “racist.”
He’s worked as an interpreter for the
“I live in the same tent with 80 Americans,” he said.
Mohammed works for L-3 Titan Group, a unit of New York-based L-3 Communications. He declined to have his picture taken for publication. He fears for his life. He said his brother was killed last year in
Drummond quotes Laila al Qatami, spokeswoman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in
I suppose what she really means is that it seems to go against everything that
I realize Laila al Qatami is speaking here in the register of “should” rather than that of “what really is.” But I wonder just how useful that register is in 2007, given the ease and frequency with which