Who'd a thunk it?
According to CNN, one person who didn't -- until it was too late -- is "Anita",
a divorced mother of four who took the job back in 2003 to support her children.Guess what, Anita? The U.S. military has made no provisions for anyone's future. They specialize in taking people's futures away!
"When I started to work with the Americans, it was a very wonderful job," she says, sitting on her bed with her long, dark hair in a simple braid. "There wasn't any kind of the threat we face now, about killing us, about kidnapping us, whatever."
The last time she saw her children was six months ago. They are now living with their father.
"I miss them so much," she says. "I feel sick because of them. My heart is killing me."
She says that if she knew four years ago what she knows now, she wouldn't have decided to work with U.S. forces.
"I'll be honest, no. Because I cannot manage myself, and I cannot work with people [who are going to] leave me behind one day. I'd rather stay living free in my streets in my country than being wanted by many different organizations."
She is concerned that the U.S. military has made no provisions for her future.
Everybody has to learn sometime. But the lessons sure are painful, aren't they?