Paddy's computer is being eaten alive by evil intruders, and I'm still under the weather, so please bear with us.
I previously posted about how much an Iraqi life is worth to Blackwater. And prior to that, I posted about charges being dismissed against them in the deadly 2007 shooting.
In fact, every post I write about Blackwater is jam packed with death and destruction, ethics vacuums, and overall creepiness. And yet the U.S. government still has them on their payroll.
Veep Biden made noises about an appeal, and whaddya know! He kept his noisy promise:
Speaking at a joint appearance with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad, Biden said he was "disappointed" with the ruling, and that the Justice Department would file the appeal next week.
The September 2007 shootout in Baghdad's Nusoor Square left 17 Iraqis dead and two dozen wounded.
I hope they get somewhere with this. I'd love to write up a post with a happy ending for a change.