Interpreter Gags on Order


A part-time State Department interpreter left his job last month. That's not interesting, but the reason is:

He had to quit after refusing to sign a new secrecy agreement that would have barred him from ever mentioning anything about his work to anyone for the rest of his life.

According to the Oakland Tribune story, "the secrecy language is being presented to all of the State Department's approximately 1,600 part-time interpreters."