Saturday, October 6, 2007

Camera obscura

I always feel like someone's watching me.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday ordered tighter controls on U.S. security contractor Blackwater, including putting cameras on its convoys, after last month's deadly shootings in Iraq.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said dozens of diplomatic security agents would also be sent to Iraq to accompany each convoy protected by Blackwater guards.
Soft words followed by harsh, decisive action. Teddy would be so proud. But, how will American bloodlust be sated now?
The new measures will apply only to Blackwater and not to two other key State Department security contractors in Iraq, Triple Canopy and DynCorp, McCormack said.
Whew! That was close. At least the circus of Terminators can continue spreading frivolity throughout the desert sands covering our oil of the free Iraqi people. They're no Blackwater to be sure but, hey, who can be? Though please, tell me more about these Very Special People you mentioned earlier.
Special agents would begin immediately accompanying Blackwater when the firm transports U.S. diplomatic personnel outside the fortified international zone, McCormack said.
I know what you're thinking. What about when Blackwater isn't transporting U.S. diplomatic personnel, but is out and a-viking about? Not to worry. They'll make sure any incriminating footage gets into the right hands.


Tom Harper said...

This order from Gappy is a crock. She's just trying to pre-empt a law that Congress is about to pass. An order from the executive branch can be revoked as fast as it was issued. Congress (and the public) still needs to stay on top of this. "Don't believe the hype."

Randal Graves said...

Oh hell no. Blackwater is going to keep on doing what they're doing. I love the whole "we're sending someone to keep an eye on them - nevermind that they're both under orders from the same group of evil bastards."