Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blackwater Guards Have Their Iraq Murder Charges Dropped

Judge Drops Charges From Blackwater Deaths in Iraq -- New York Times

Claiming prosecutorial misconduct, a federal judge Thursday threw out all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide guards accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in downtown Baghdad in 2007, a bloody event that had inflamed relations between the United States and Iraq and stoked international anger over the use of private security contractors in a war zone.

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My Comment: This court case may end .... but the legacy of what had happened will last a lifetime.

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