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posted 10 November 2007 07:36 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And the screaming and crying has begun!

“There’s no question it’s a disaster if this got passed,” said Carter Andress, one of an estimated 8,500 private security contractors guarding diplomats, convoys and reconstruction sites for the U.S. He is not willing to let his employees be subject to arrest by an Iraqi police force he believes is riddled with corruption and infiltrated by enemy fighters.

“How do we determine in that situation whether or not it's legitimate use of the rule of law or whether or not this is someone trying to kidnap one of us and take advantage of the situation,” he said.

Why, yes. You just might have to live under the same conditions you assholes caused for the rest of the population of Iraq, hey?

But Andress, who knows first hand the public anger triggered by last September’s infamous Blackwater shooting, is not so sure.

“This may be the first law that parliament gets passed,” he said. “Here's one they can all agree upon.”

If the parliament strikes back, the shooting, which left 17 Iraqis dead could end up killing off the entire network of private contractors on which the U.S. depends.

Ha ha. Looks good on you, you bunch of murdering, pillaging pissants.

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