How about the fact that protecting the dictator for 12 years was a burden placed on our military that one day had to come to an end? Or the fact that as late as 2002 Hussein was flying military jets over Jordanian and Saudi airspace thereby insisting that we continue his games so the UN could continue its scandals? Or that Bin Laden would use our continued presence as a justification for 9/11? Or that ridding us and the Middle East of this thorn once and for all may give us an opportunity to steer the entire region in a different direction? People complain about our relationships with the Sauds for oil. Well, better to get our oil from democracies than from dictators, right? Or is the American critic largely full of ****?
But oh no. Let's dismiss all these practical very real things and embrace the notion that it was all about one man's desire to fatten his bank account. Move on from the conspiracies and the simplistic easy to grasp views dude. There is a bigger picture and a bigger world at play.
they most certainly are. Not that it really matters, because they're not involved in this civil case, which is brought by a private plaintiff's attorney.
Again, you're so blatantly misstating the facts that I'm forced to conclude that you didn't read anything about this.and eyewitness testimony is neither rumor nor conjecture.
Where exactly did it say that either of these people witnessed anything?
There very well may be. However, the statements that have been offered so far are patently insufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss.How do you know there's no corroborating evidence?
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
I understand some of the .mil's distaste for contractors.... I was one, during the clinton era... imagine that... I can appreciate gunny's dislike for the whole concept.
What I can't get is the neverbeens, seething hatred.......
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
The billions that went to creating the various private armies out there will come back to bite us in the butt.
The private security companies feeding at the public trough included ones who had hired war criminals from SA, ones run by folks who passed sensitive US intel to Iran, and various other improprieties.
These folks got their slices of billions of US taxpayer money.
There're very good reasons why the govt should have the monopoly on military force.
W/e concerns there are about Blackwater, it's really not as big of a deal as the less famous foreign ones the American general public hasn't heard of...yet. I am sadly confident that in the next decade we will learn of others who got their big break in Iraq.
I may be wrong.
I was dying to read the John Doe statements. I have found them. The first one personally witnessed some of the events. Sorry, but that ain't hearsay.