Monday, November 16, 2009

Zero Transparency

Try researching Route Irish. Or HeavenBled. Try sifting through information on the PSC's active right now being paid for by American tax dollars in Iraq. Or Pakistan. Or Afghanistan. I couldn't find out with any certainty how many private contractors were working in Iraq, how many had been killed or injured, and how many Iraqis they had killed under cover of Order 17, imposed by the Americans, which gave them blanket impunity from prosecution by Iraqi authorities. Why keep a list when it invites scrutiny? Three cheers for capitalism!

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