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Monday, June 14, 2004

Puppet Government Objects to Contractor Immunity

The Bushies have apparently asked the latest Iraqi puppet government to extend the immunity for U.S. military forces from criminal prosecution provided in the recent U.N. resolution to include immunity for the thousands of private contractors (read "mercenaries") infesting the country. These soldiers of fortune working for Dyncorp and Titan and CACI and Halliburton and Blackwater do the dirtiest of dirty work and are basically responsible to nobody, except maybe the mobs of Fallujah.

Apparently believing the lie that they have any autonomy or sovereignty whatsoever, the new "government" is objecting:
In that light, the U.S.-run Coalition Provisional Authority has asked Allawi to grant the contractors immunity from prosecution in Iraq similar to that granted soldiers, said George Sada, Allawi's spokesman. "They have made that demand," Sada said. "We think it is a bit too much. It is under discussion."
Good luck, fellas. If the insurgents don't get you with a car bomb, those contractors will.