Monday, September 17, 2007

De Facto

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government Monday ordered Blackwater USA, the security firm that protects U.S. diplomats, to stop work and leave the country after the fatal shooting of eight Iraqi civilians following a car bomb attack against a State Department convoy.

Now we will see who actually rules in Iraq. The Maliki government, or the Bushies.

Blackwater has been running loose in Iraq. The US strongarmed the government of Iraq into letting the "contractors" run around armed, and with immunity from prosecution. After the incident of fatal shootings this weekend, the Iraqi government has had enough.

I hope the government of Iraq makes this stick. It is time and past time that mercenaries stopped collecting blood money from US taxpayers for the privilege of killing the citizens of Iraq. We don't need to be paying them. Iraq doesn't need these vermin infesting their country. Let them go off and get jobs that are not taxpayer funded.

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