Monday, October 06, 2008
"There is no place in the American force structure, or in American culture for mercenaries, they are guns for hire; No more, no less."
-Marshall Adame, former State Dept official in Iraq
"Blackwater appears to have fostered a culture of shoot first and sometimes kill, and then ask the questions." -Rep. Elijah Cummings
Section 4 - COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY ORDER NUMBER 17 (REVISED)
3) Contractors shall be immune from Iraqi legal process with respect to acts performed by them…
"I saw them shoot people, I saw them crash into cars while I was their passenger. There was absolutely no reason, no provocation whatsoever." -Marshall Adame, former State Dept. official in Iraq
"I think that what needs to happen is that Erik Prince needs to become a more frequent visitor to Capitol Hill than his industry lobbyists have been over the past several years, and his visits should always begin with his right hand raised and cameras in front of him." -Jeremy Scahill
"I think this election really sends a strong message," Lutz said. "This is the first time the public has been able to stand up and say no to this group (Blackwater)."
"When used with cardboard and paint, an overhead projector is like having a printing press for billboards." -Scarlet P.