Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wild West Hits Middle East

The U.S. State Department failed to crack down on snake oil salesmen in Iraq, the world's newest messy democracy. Allegations arose that 51 Filipino's had been Shanghaied to work on the U.S. Embassy arose from an American EMT employed by the same Kuwaiti company. After investigation the State Department IG dismissed the assertions but said "some recruiters may have misled the workers about pay and living conditions."

Once again truthfulness and honesty take a back seat in the Bush administration. However, the Kuwait firm is employing a Rovian response by attacking the messenger, bringing a libel lawsuit against their ex-employee. I can't wait to hear the results of the Iraqi Judge Roy Bean from his high desert courtroom in Langtry. Now would that be in North or South Iraq?