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If you read last week’s George Packer article in The New Yorker about US military’s betrayal of pro-American Iraqis, you may have been shocked to learn about the danger of being a translator in Iraq. Many were harassed and killed by anti-American groups and the military did nothing to stop it. Of course, if you had heard last week’s This American Life episode, By Proxy, you would had already known about the disturbing situation, plus you would have heard Davy Rothbart’s touching story about helping to raise a little boy he had recommended be aborted. So check out the episode. Also check out Davy Rothbart’s story about Aaron, the Buddhist monk who only his mom can see. It’ll make you want to believe in God, or at least in Davy Rothbart’s mom.