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« on: June 14, 2004, 12:04:35 PM »

To start with, the US does not want to be accountable to any international courts. Then they illegally invaded Iraq and set up their own illegitimate government. Now they want the illegitimate Iraqi government to exempt foreigners from their laws. They already forced them allow the US army to be exempted from their laws. So is it that the US actions/abuses are not regulated by the laws of the land and are simply acts of God?

By Edward Cody
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, June 14, 2004; Page A01


BAGHDAD, June 13 -- In an early test of its imminent sovereignty, Iraq's new government has been resisting a U.S. demand that thousands of foreign contractors here be granted immunity from Iraqi law, in the same way as U.S. military forces are now immune, according to Iraqi sources.

The U.S. proposal, although not widely known, has touched a nerve with some nationalist-minded Iraqis already chafing under the 14-month-old U.S.-led occupation. If accepted by Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, it would put the highly visible U.S. foreign contractors into a special legal category, not subject to military justice and beyond the reach of Iraq's justice system.

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