Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Islamic Law Okay for Blackwater

The sheer amount of cognitive dissonance in this bizarre story made my head explode. I gotta admit, though - suggesting that a U.S. court ought to hear a lawsuit by Americans against an American company under Shari'a law takes massive chutzpah. Let's hope this gets rejected - Afghan Shari'a states that a company can't be sued for neglect caused by its employees, which is a horrible precedent if that neglect is systemic. It would just make military contractors even less responsible for their duties.

What are the chances, though, that Erik Prince is the kind of conservative who will wax philosophical on the horror that would be caused if Islamic law came to America? Until it fits his personal purposes, of course.

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