Sunday, June 29, 2014

Iraq Was Going Great Until That Darn Obama Came Along

 Via The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor's operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater's top manager there issued a threat: "that he could kill" the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports
The shooting was a watershed moment in the American occupation of Iraq, and was a factor in Iraq’s refusal the next year to agree to a treaty allowing United States troops to stay in the country beyond 2011.