Iraq bans Blackwater
Iraq's interior ministry has banned the private security firm Blackwater from the country. All Blackwater personnel have been ordered to leave the country immediately--except for a handful of men facing criminal charges for allegedly shooting civilians.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Blackwater has a $300 million contract to provide security to the State Department alone. I doubt they're going anywhere.
It's delicious to think that in order to keep Blackwater, the U.S. will be forced to abandon the pretext that Iraq is an independent state.