The Pentagon and U.S. State Department have agreed to tighten rules governing private security contractors in Iraq, giving a greater oversight role to the U.S. military, officials said on Tuesday.
The Bush administration has decided that its legions of hired killers need to be much more aware of the negative publicity their bloodlust can engender. Their leader was probably told; “What the hell is wrong with your people! You know that they can’t run around killing people just because it is so much fun. It looks bad on the evening news!”
The administration most likely has determined that the U. S. Military is overly restricted by rules and regulations that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and company have figured out how to avoid. Just go out and hire your own killers. Besides, that way they will get the best killers around because they will not be hampered by the silly little salaries we pay our military.
For most of his war, the Defense Department under Bush refused to provide the finances to properly arm and protect our soldiers, but Bush had no problem spending huge sums of our taxes hiring these killers. Oh, and by the way, Iraq is not the only place they were hired to kill