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  •  the actions of some of the contractors .. (0+ / 0-)

    Their mission might be 'defensive', but there are documented cases where they appear to be guilty of heinous war crimes.

    Some of these instances appear to have not been adjudicated.

    •  I totally agree with that - - this is in part (0+ / 0-)

      why I think the term mercenary is unnecessary - it is certainly derogatory when there is no need to be derogatory - it has also further detracts from the real issues because they are not the target - the government is.

      The fact that there hundreds of cases of unwarranted shootings that have gone uninvestigated is an enormous problem. And it has nothing to do with whether they are mercenaries or not. Legally, they are not. So move on is my attitude and deal with the problems of using contractors.

      "We now know many things.... most of which, we already knew." - dash888

      by Tirge Caps on Mon Jun 11, 2007 at 01:06:13 PM PDT

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