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Will They Ever Trust Us Again?

Scott Pelley reports for 60 Minutes on the plight of Iraqis who risked everything to help the United States, only to see us all but turn our backs on

60minutes-leftbehind.jpg Scott Pelley reports for 60 Minutes on the plight of Iraqis who risked everything to help the United States, only to see us all but turn our backs on them when they needed us most. How can anyone defend this war and all the havoc it has wreaked on the Iraqi population? Upwards of 600,000 killed; 1.8 million displaced; an emboldened Iran; and no end in sight. Will they ever trust us again? Have we given them any reason to?

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Retried General Paul Eaton worries about the message all of this is sending to America’s other allies in the world. "Anybody who threw their lot in with the Americans deserves an opportunity for a future. And the loyalty has got to be in both directions. If we do not take care of these people, then the signal to anybody else in the future is a bad signal. And if you throw your lot with the United States, they'll use you for a while and then they will – they'll just cut you off," he argues.

Asked if he thinks it's a matter of honor, Eaton says, "I believe this is a matter of morality."

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