more Romney scandal: Blackwater USA—chaired by Romney’s security advisor—expelled from Iraq

“BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government said Monday that it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, a private security company that provides protection for top U.S. officials in Iraq, after a shooting involving an American diplomatic convoy killed eight Iraqis,” reports the AP in a story titled Iraqis revoke license of U.S. security company.

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Abdul-Karim Khalaf, said the authorities had canceled the company’s license and barred its activity across Iraq. He said that the government would prosecute the deaths, though according to the rules that govern private contractors here, it did not appear that the Iraqis had the legal authority to do so.

The incident took place in Baghdad on Sunday, but the details were still fuzzy, and American officials could not say whether the Blackwater guards in the diplomatic motorcade had caused any of the deaths. Bombs were going off in the area at the time … more

Also see:

Romney’s security advisor, vice chairman of mercenary firm Blackwater USA

How many days ago was it that the Romneys appointed a former Blackwater executive as their so-called “terrorism policy advisor?” Answer: only 4. See:

Romney names terrorism policy advisers, by the estimable Amy D. Farnsworth, Globe correspondent

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