The thousands of American contractors in Iraq who have been above Iraqi law since the war began are suddenly facing a new era in which their United States passports will no longer protect them from arrest and imprisonment.
When the Iraqi government ratified an agreement last week setting new terms for a continued American presence in Iraq, private contractors working for the Pentagon faced the inevitability that they would be stripped of their immunity from Iraqi law. That immunity had been granted by the Coalition Provisional Authority before a postwar Iraqi government was established.
WTF? Those guys signed up to be able to do whatever in the fuck they wanted. You can't just change the rules now.
Now that the contractors’ legal protection is to lapse, officials in the defense contracting industry are trying to come to grips with how their operations will change in Iraq, how many of their American employees will be sent home, and whether the weak and often corrupt Iraqi judicial system will become an impediment to recruiting Western workers.Huge buzz kill. Now they have to send all those employees home. You know, the ones who would be prosecuted for committing endless crimes. And for those staying, good luck trying to get your job done with laws hanging over your head. It's almost like you guys have to act like human beings or something.