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U.S. will appeal Blackwater case
Politico44 ^ | 01/23/10 | HARRY SIEGEL |

Posted on 01/23/2010 9:53:49 AM PST by ColdOne

Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that the U.S. government would appeal a court decision that dismissed charges against five Blackwater employees stemming from a fatal shooting in Baghdad in 2007.

The shooting emerged as a political flashpoint in Iraq, where many saw it as evidence that Americans operated outside of the law. Blackwater, since renamed Xe, later had its license to operate in Iraq pulled.

Biden said that he felt ''personal regret'' for the shooting, AP reports.

''A dismissal is not an acquittal,'' he said.

The case against the members of the Blackwater convoy, who were charged with manslaughter after firing into a crowd, collapsed when a federal judge issued an unusually harsh ruling on December 31 dismissing the case and criticizing

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bagdad; biden; blackwater

1 posted on 01/23/2010 9:53:50 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
The case against the members of the Blackwater convoy, who were charged with manslaughter after firing into a crowd, collapsed when a federal judge issued an unusually harsh ruling on December 31 dismissing the case and criticizing the Justice Department for botching the case by building it on legally inadmissible statements the guards had been required to make immediately after the shooting.

In Obama bin Biden's world, Al Queda terorists get miranda rights, American security presonell don't.

2 posted on 01/23/2010 9:59:51 AM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin,: accept no substitutes!)
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To: ColdOne

Go away plugs !


3 posted on 01/23/2010 10:00:53 AM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 01/23/2010 10:03:46 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ColdOne
"...collapsed when a federal judge issued an unusually harsh ruling on December 31 dismissing the case and criticizing the Justice Department for botching the case by building it on legally inadmissible statements the guards had been required to make immediately after the shooting."

Oft times our VP proves his lack of understanding what it means to defend yourself whether it be in deepest, darkest Africa to deepest darkest mid-town Manhattan. Joe is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer....another useful idiot who is willing to take the word of terrorists over non-terrorists.

5 posted on 01/23/2010 10:07:23 AM PST by yoe
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To: Hugin

Right, and if the USA appeal does not go well Holder/Plugs&Bambi will probably extradite these guys back to Afghanistan for “trial” in a civilian “court”.


6 posted on 01/23/2010 10:08:54 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Renegade

Yeah that makes sense, push ahead with the prosecution of Blackwater, yet protect Black Panthers....unreal!


7 posted on 01/23/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: ColdOne
I liked this part: White House officials said the U.S. Justice Department decided on the appeal and that Biden's trip was not intended to be way it would be announced.

Way to go, plugs.

8 posted on 01/23/2010 10:30:50 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: ColdOne

These fools keep stepping on their $#@*&.


9 posted on 01/23/2010 10:40:55 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: ColdOne

Oh, that’ll create a lot of jobs in this economy! /s


10 posted on 01/23/2010 11:13:00 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: jdsteel
White House officials said the U.S. Justice Department decided on the appeal and that Biden's trip was not intended to be way it would be announced.

And the President guaranteed a conviction in the 9/11 case.
11 posted on 01/23/2010 11:26:14 AM PST by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: ColdOne

I signed up for Politico to comment. This really fries me. The DOJ apparently screwed up this case as it did the old Ayers/Dornan case from the 70s. So, my question is: is there a statute of limitations on cases involving murder, in particular murder of US Citizens who are law enforcement personnel.

Joe has his knickers twisted (to match his mind) over this .. is he equally concerned about the victims of the Ayers/Dornan murders those many years ago?


12 posted on 01/23/2010 2:48:48 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Good question.


13 posted on 01/23/2010 3:16:05 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: ColdOne; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ..

The list, ping


14 posted on 01/23/2010 6:53:41 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ColdOne

Blackwater... isn’t that the outfit that had not lost a client..Word was shoot at them and they would shoot back..

Well obviously that won’t do...

Can you imagine such maddness? LOL

W


15 posted on 01/23/2010 9:07:37 PM PST by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: EDINVA
I signed up for Politico to comment. This really fries me. The DOJ apparently screwed up this case as it did the old Ayers/Dornan case from the 70s. So, my question is: is there a statute of limitations on cases involving murder, in particular murder of US Citizens who are law enforcement personnel.

SOL isn't the issue, admissibility of evidence is. The appeal will not be successful.

Joe has his knickers twisted (to match his mind) over this .. is he equally concerned about the victims of the Ayers/Dornan murders those many years ago?

No.

16 posted on 01/23/2010 10:56:23 PM PST by Abundy
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To: Abundy

It was really a rhetorical question. Both cases were dismissed because of DOJ misconduct. Biden, et al. don’t give a fig about the victims of Ayers/Dornan. They want the Blackwater case appealed to give them more reason to beat up on the Bush Administration (as if that hasn’t gotten way past old).

Chances on appeal, I would think, are nil. But anything to deflect attention from how poorly this Administration is being perceive, at long last.


17 posted on 01/23/2010 11:09:50 PM PST by EDINVA
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