Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cue the World's Smallest String Quartet

From McClatchy:
WASHINGTON — Private security contractors operating in Iraq could face Iraqi prosecution for acts committed when they supposedly had immunity from Iraqi law, U.S. officials said Thursday.

A new U.S.-Iraq security agreement doesn't specifically prevent Iraqi officials from bringing criminal charges retroactively in cases such as the September 2007 shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians by contractors protecting a State Department convoy, officials told security company officials during meetings in Washington Thursday.

The news caught company officials by surprise.
Awwww. Tooo bad. It must really suck to be a trigger-happy goon who thought that he was above the law and that the Bush Administration would protect him forever.

The Iraqis held the upper hand in the negotiations on the Status of Forces Agreement and it was a very long time until the Bush Administration realized that. The Iraqis forced Bush to agree to everything that the Administration (and its legion of parrots) had regarded as surrender.

American forces subject to Iraqi law? Check.

Contractors subject to prosecution in Iraqi courts? Check.

Firm withdrawal date from Iraq? Check.

Run up the white flag of surrender, Chimpy, for Palin said that agreeing to such things would be to do just that.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Mission accomplished!
We have achieved victory in Iraq!
Now let's go home.

Anonymous said...

Accountability? What a crazy concept!