Play Recounts Stories of Iraqis 'Betrayed'

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During his most recent visit to Iraq, New Yorker writer George Packer focused on stories of Iraqis who have worked as translators, fixers and drivers for the U.S. government, military and media. He has now adapted his story, "Betrayed: The Iraqis Who Trusted America the Most," into a new play.

George Packer on the Betrayal of Working Iraqis

Journalist George Packer's article in the March 26 issue of The New Yorker magazine is called "Betrayed: The Iraqis Who Trusted America the Most."

He reports that men employed by Americans as interpreters, construction workers, drivers and office workers are now being marked for death and hunted down as collaborators.

Packers most recent book is The Assassins Gate: America in Iraq.

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