Tuesday, October 30, 2007

tuesday reads

TPM: State Dept. Immunized Blackwater Guards

You might remember that the first official word from U.S. officials about the Nisour Square shootings was a preliminary investigation by the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security (BDS) that relied primarily on statements from Blackwater witnesses. Now we find out that the BDS offered immunity to those guards for those statements. So not only did the State Department rush to release what appears from the military's review of the incident to be a whitewash -- but it might have also fatally compromised the FBI's investigation of the incident.

A British private security firm hired to protect the oil installations of post-invasion Iraq is being sued for causing the death of an American soldier.

Froomkin - Bush: 'That's How I Work'

Camille Gear Rich: The First Amendment, Pandering, and Pornography

Fuck you, capitalism; fuck you….. (h/t BlondeSense)

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