5/28/2008

Johnson's List: One Man's Quest to Save Iraqis, Marked for Death by Insurgents, For Helping the U.S. in Iraq

60 Minutes reports:The refugee crisis in Iraq is among the biggest humanitarian emergencies in the world. Millions of Iraqis have fled the war, many marked for death because they worked for the U.S. They were translators, office workers, many other things, but now they are branded as collaborators.When that happened in Vietnam, the U.S. brought more than 100,000 refugees to the states. But today, the U.S. government, which was so desperate for Iraqi workers, is not so eager to help them now.As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, one young American named Kirk Johnson has jumped into this breach. All he wanted to do was rescue one of his Iraqi co-workers. When he did, a thousand more pleaded for help and Johnson began "the list."

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