Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Immune Disorder

We got immunity, we just don't know where we got it. Maybe it fell off the back of a truck?

Immunity Deals Offered to Blackwater Guards

The State Department investigators from the agency’s investigative arm, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, offered the immunity grants even though they did not have the authority to do so, the officials said. Prosecutors at the Justice Department, who do have such authority, had no advance knowledge of the arrangement, they added.

Where do I start? Of COURSE this stinks to high heaven. The head of the BDS has quit. I'm sure he just wants to "spend more time with his family."

I'm going to dial up my psychic powers and predict what will happen to these Blackwater guys................


Oh sure, they might get a letter placed in their "permanant record", but nothing of substance will happen to these men who killed seventeen people. SEVENTEEN!! Most serial killers don't hit numbers like that. Those people don't count because they are Iraqis. God only cares about dead Americans, right? And these same people may be able to just switch to another company, like Dyncorp, and keep working in Iraq.

Let's not forget the damage this is doing to US/Iraq relations. Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki called this a criminal act and an internal Iraqi inquiry found that the Blackwater mercenaries were "100% guilty". They want Blackwater out of the country. They want the right to prosecute offenders. Who can blame them? So far all we have promised is "more oversight". We know what that is worth.


in2deep2getout said...

i wonder how many "private security companies" are operating inside iraq...doesn't it seem odd that the u.s. had to go outside it's own military to take over a country?
hey, here's an idea! since the bushista think they know how to get iraq on track, how about we withdraw all the troops and the bushista in their precious "green zone" they're always touting and let the iraqi people have at them?
they'd have vengeance and americans would have their families back. oh, yeah, you can leave black water to fend for themselves...anyone who wants their fingerprints off that train wreck better get out while they can.

in2deep2getout said...

How come there are even private security companies in iraq? oh that's right! there's no more military...i suppose the only thing capable of over overcoming a person's instinct of self-preservation is money and guaranteed immunity in the face of murder charges.
here's an idea! :
Since the bushista seem to think they're the only ones who can "put iraq on the right track", why not drop them into their precious green zone, leave black water to defend them and send the troops home to help with fires and droughts and floods and things like that?