obama’s mercenaries

yesterday there was some good news coming out of iraq:

Five US contractors have been arrested by Iraqi police in connection with the murder of a colleague, officials have said.

If the men appear in court, it would be the first time American citizens face Iraqi justice since a bilateral security pact came into force in January.

A US embassy spokesman said no formal charges had been filed against the men who were detained on Sunday, and that they “appear well”.

“Embassy officials have visited the men to make sure they’re being given their rights in accordance with Iraqi law,” he said.

The body of Jim Kitterman, a 60-year-old Texan, who was reportedly bound, blindfolded and stabbed, was found dead in his car last month in the protected Green Zone where his small construction company was based.

of course that makes five down and thousands more to go. in any case, for some terrific analysis of the current imperial wars and occupations expanded by obama watch this interview with jeremy scahill on bill moyers from a few nights ago:

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