(edit: Thread started about Iraq suing Backwater/Xe, but applies to many issues on same subject.)
Here’s a clear case opportunity of Obamadmin to make good on promised Changes…
We should expect to see new diplomacy making up for the lack of solid fear-mongering experience constructing long-term hegemonic ambitions. Let’s watch who comes out against it. Because not far off, the former administration’s resourceful big five miser’s baggage, errrr… influence, dedication, back-pockets are bound to be internally posturing. (also from same link, scroll down to “Obama’s proposal to reduce tax breaks” for an interesting piece)
Of course we know Erik Prince laid down a wise get-out-of-jail-free interview threatening to air dirty laundry. He already disclosed his CIA connection, outing himself. Legally, Obamadmin’s position will be interesting to watch considering Prince’s private army of unrestrained snipers, kidnappers and explosive experts continues to accept massive amounts of our tax dollars. Good dollars though if you join, but don’t expect your conscious back any time soon.
So here’s the legal dilemma.[quote=“Reuters (Jan 4, 2010)”][col]BAGHDAD - Iraq will help victims of the 2007 shooting of civilians in Baghdad to file a U.S. lawsuit against employees of security firm Blackwater, an incident that turned a spotlight on the United States’ use of private contractors in war zones.
[Photo title: A helicopter belonging to the US private security company Blackwater flies over Baghdad, 2004.]|[/col]Iraq has filed a lawsuit against private security firm Blackwater in a US court and will file another in Iraq, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said, amid fury over an American court dropping charges against five Blackwater guards. (AFP/File/Nicolas Asfouri)]Last week, a U.S. judge threw out charges against five guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle, saying the defendants’ constitutional rights had been violated.
Iraq called that decision “unacceptable and unjust” and, as well as supporting a lawsuit brought by Iraqis wounded in the shooting and families of those killed, it will ask the U.S. Justice Department to review the criminal case, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Sunday.
“The government will facilitate a lawsuit from Iraqi citizens to sue the guards and the company in a U.S. court,” he said.
In a speech to Iraq’s parliament on Sunday, lawmaker Omar al-Jubouri suggested a way the government could retaliate for the decision of the U.S. courts.
“Ask the Iraqi courts to release all the defendants … sentenced to death for killing Americans in Iraq, as an act of reciprocity with the U.S. judicial system,” he said.[/quote]
Or maybe if they do release their prisoners who already fought against the occupiers (yes my countrymen, former battle buddies), the official response could be that such a move “doesn’t measure up to the FREEDOMS” our DC war pimps envision for Iraq. Life just isn’t a 1 way street.