Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Let Blackwater Reign!

Remember that infamous note, the one that said, "Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign"? Ha! Let them tell that to the Marines mercenaries.

U.S. Contractor Banned by Iraq Over Shootings - New York Times
BAGHDAD, Tuesday, Sept. 18 — Blackwater USA, an American contractor that provides security to some of the top American officials in Iraq, has been banned from working in the country by the Iraqi government after a shooting that left eight Iraqis dead and involved an American diplomatic convoy.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf, said Monday that authorities had canceled the company’s license and that the government would prosecute the participants. But under the rules that govern private security contractors here, the Iraqis do not have the legal authority to do so.
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