25 January 2008

All immunity, all the time

The Bush administration has been busy pushing retroactive immunity from lawsuits, criminal prosecution is obviously off the table, for telecommunications companies who probably broke the law, and certainly violated the privacy and trust of their customers, by aiding and abetting the federal government in tapping phone call and email traffic without any warrant. The press has been giving this some coverage (more on this later).

However they are also insisting that the supposedly sovereign Iraqi "government" shield US contractors, think Blackwater & Halliburton, from Iraqi and one assumes international law.

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