Politics, Economics, and the Law
The United States enlisted the help of many Iraqis while fighting our war, and conducting our subsequent occupation. For their services to our government, they were promised our support and assistance. Namely visas, to allow them to emigrate to America, and escape the revenge of our enemies. By and large this has not happened. We have instead abandonded, and thus betrayed them.
If you listen closely, you can almost hear someone in Washington trying to assure Afghans that it’ll be different with them.