On Blackwater, Real Justice Would Be…

October 14, 2007 at 7:53 pm | Posted in blackwater, Bush Administration, Iraq | Leave a comment

to expel the company from Iraq, to cancel all taxpayer funded contracts with the company, to file lawsuits that end up crippling the company into bankruptcy, to charge the guards who fired on civilians in Iraq with murder, and to try them for their crimes. That is justice for such a company.

Under the Bush administration, we won’t get justice, but maybe we’ll at least get them expelled from Iraq. It seems the Bush administration has run out of options, and they will indeed acquiesce to Iraqi non-negotiable demands:

The Iraqi investigators issued five recommendations to the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, which has since sent them to the U.S. Embassy as demands for action. Point No. 2 in the report says: “The Iraqi government should demand that the United States stops using the services of Blackwater in Iraq within six months and replace it with a new, more disciplined organization that would be answerable to Iraqi laws.”

Sami al-Askari, a top aide to al-Maliki, said that point in the Iraqi list of demands was nonnegotiable.

“I believe the government has been clear. There have been attacks on the lives of Iraqi citizens on the part of that company (Blackwater). It must be expelled. The government has given six months for its expulsion and it’s left to the U.S. Embassy to determine with Blackwater when to terminate the contract. The American administration must find another company,” he told AP.

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