Saturday, October 06, 2007
Hiring police to police the police
Well this certainly makes sense:
The State Department has issued new guidelines to rein in and monitor Blackwater USA, the private contractor that provides heavily armed security for U.S. diplomats serving in Baghdad. The private sector wins again!
Under orders issued by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, video cameras will be mounted in Blackwater vehicles and federal agents will ride with the security contractors who escort diplomatic convoys.
The State Department will also deploy dozens of additional in-house Diplomatic Security agents to accompany Blackwater guards.