Town Hall Meeting

05 Oct 2007

Bush on Legal Status of Private Contractors in 2006

In April 2006 at Johns Hopkins University, a student asked a question about what the legal status of private military contractors is in Iraq. Bush dodged the question, see the video below in case you never saw this. The current situation with Blackwater and the other 120,000 to 180,000 private military contractors in Iraq shows you just how little has actually been done in this area. One theory on why Bush answered the way that he did here (specifically the word “delegation”) is so he could avoid any problems during war crimes trials. No matter what his reason is, the answer is unacceptable and the mainstream media is complicit by not getting the answer to this question back in 2003, let alone 2006 or 2007.

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