Dec 19, 2007
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When questioned about the date of the end of the world, Jesus Christ said it was a well guarded secret that God the Father kept to Himself (Mt. 24:36).
From Scott Horton No Comment (Harper’s Magazine)
What the Jamie Leigh Jones Case Teaches Us
Prepared remarks delivered before a hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on December 19, 2007.
Is America establishing a culture of impunity among its contractors operating in areas of armed conflict? This is the question which a proliferation of reports out of Iraq invites. When I addressed this committee on June 25, I noted that there was a troubling potential that certain categories of contractors would escape accountability altogether because of some issues that exist with the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act. I also noted concern that the Department of Justice might not be giving sufficient resources and priority to its enforcement responsibilities over contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately all those concerns have been borne out.