(quote: “In court papers, Blackwater argues it cannot be held liable because it has become an irreplaceable part of the military and, as such, cannot be sued.”)
And for the morbidly curious:
And the consequences of that incident:
In the course of reading the story I learned that another of my classmates is Somebody Important now — state rep Bill Huizenga. He apparently worked for Pete Hoekstra — Hoekstra’s a buddy of Rick Santorum, and with him famous for revealing the discovery of the long-sought, fabled weapons of mass destruction in Iraq… and when American intelligence officials said that Hoekstra and Santorum were either wrong or lying, they retaliated by suggesting that the CIA must be full of Al Qaeda moles. McCarthy would be proud.
As far as I can remember, Bill, like Erik, was a perfectly nice, decent guy. Hate to see him keeping such shady company.