Biden Promises Iraq Blackwater Appeal

January 23, 2010

Iraq (ChattahBox) – Vice President Joe Biden is in Iraq today after the government expressed rage over a judge throwing out their case against five Blackwater security guards that were accused of manslaughter in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians.

The case has been a charged one.

The incident occurred in September 2007, when 17 people were killed by the guards in Nisoor Square, Baghdad.

The government accused Blackwater of firing on civilians unprovoked.

The company claimed that there was an ambush, and the civilians died in the ambush, alleging that many were a part of the shooting itself.

But Blackwater said that there was proof that they began shooting an unmarked van when it didn’t slow down, and also shot into the surrounding area where civilians were trying to flee.

The FBI concurred that at least 14 of the deaths were unnecessary and unjustified.

The case was taken to a U.S. court, but the judge threw out the case, leaving Iraqi’s enraged.

Biden has promised that an appeal will be sought.

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4 Responses to “Biden Promises Iraq Blackwater Appeal”

  1. “Biden: US to appeal dismissal of Blackwater charges” and related posts | Top USA News on January 23rd, 2010 5:40 pm

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  2. Bruce W Sargent on January 24th, 2010 7:58 pm

    There is a problem with appealing the Blackwater case: The DoJ brought this case with tainted evidence. An appeal of this case cannot be successful. That DoJ brought a case of obvious murder of 17 people in broad daylight in a public market place,with tainted evidence is amazing. Either DoJ lawyers cannot distinguish tainted evidence from untainted evidence (they are law school graduates and this is not believable) or they used tainted evidence with purpose (meaning Blackwater has friends in the DoJ and the Obama administration). Appealing a case with tainted evidence can only be a charade and the President with a law degree from Harvard must know this.

  3. olivia on January 24th, 2010 8:05 pm

    Bruce W Sargent –

    It was not the Obama administration that was responsible for Blackwater’s existence in Iraq, and Obama was not in office when this incident occurred, nor when the evidence was gathered, nor when it was presented. Seems to me like you might be blaming the wrong president, and certainly the wrong ‘friends in high places’, don’t you think?

  4. kylesekiya on January 24th, 2010 11:47 pm

    Whos side is biden on.

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