13 November 2007

Humanitarian efforts = Human Trafficking

Blackwater Speak
Humanitarian efforts = Human Trafficking
Excerpts from a SF Chronicle article

The Department of Defense's lackluster effort has been aided and abetted by some members of Congress. In summer 2005, the House Armed Services Committee, under U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine (San Diego County), successfully blocked the original draft of the Trafficking Victims Protection bill, routinely reauthorized every two years. Why? It specifically addressed the role of the Department of Defense and contractors in human trafficking. When these provisions were removed from the draft, the trafficking bill went forward. The Department of Defense and the contractors were let off the hook.
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter
Pro Blackwater West


San Francisco Chronicle
Beyond Blackwater
Sarah E. Mendelson
Monday, November 12, 2007

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