Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Making friends and influencing people

Another day, another killing by a trigger-happy private security firm in Iraq. When is the Iraqi government going to bite the bullet and kick these cowboys out?

Meanwhile, they've taken a first step by telling the US government to ditch Blackwater, the company which murdered 17 civilians in Baghdad last month. It will be interesting to see whether the Americans bow to the demand of the supposedly independent Iraqi government, of if they again undermine it (and its legitimacy with the Iraqi people) by jerking the chain and reminding them who's really in charge...