December 19, 2007

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Horrifying. Logan posted on this story when it broke.

Scott Horton writes: "What the Jamie Leigh Jones Case Teaches Us"

There has not been a single completed prosecution of a crime involving a contractor implicated in violent crime coming out of Iraq, although the reported incidents which would have merited investigation are legion. Again, it is simply impossible to believe that in a community with a peak population of 180,000 people—with many more people than that actually cycling in and out of these jobs, tens of thousands of them Americans—over a period of approaching five years there has been no violent crime. The facts point to something else: an attitude of official indifference within the Department of Justice, or at least a decision to accord these crimes a very low priority and no or very little resources...read on

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