We haven't followed up with the State Department on how our predictions offered last Saturday fared, but we have to add a new one today.
For all you diplomats being forced to serve over in Iraq, you're now going to have to carry some extra luggage;And your first duty will be to continue to sweep the Blackwater killing of 17 Iraqi citizens under the rug (and not any of those bargain ones that Lindsey Graham picked up).
Yet another sterling gem in the Bush Legacy.
It seems, by the news of the morning, the investigation into the Blackwater shooters have been stymied BECAUSE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OFFERED THEM IMMUNITY!
Holy tainted evidence, Batman!
Now, we already know that Bush's Work Wife, Condi Rice, has trouble remembering meetings... But you think, when she was before Congress last week- talking about contractors in Iraq - she could have, at least, hinted about the deal.
Why doesn't The Commander Guy just go on national television, hold up, and show the country, the "Pass Go, Collect $200 Million Dollars" card he gave Erik Prince and Blackwater and we can all get on to other business.
We joked before on how the Bush Iraq Policy was turning from Keystone Cops, to the Marx Brothers... Who Knew!
And Now We Come To The Sanity Clause
The Greek Chorus
FireDogLake: Guess Who Has Immunity Now?
Think Progress: State Dept. Granted Disgraced Blackwater Guards Immunity After Shootings
The Carpetbagger Report: Bush admin. promised immunity to Blackwater
Truthout/AP: Immunity Deal Hampers Blackwater Inquiry
Garlic Exclusive: Evidence of Bush giving Condi Rice the sweetheart kiss she was to pass on to Blackwater