Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm sure most everyone has seen the story of Jamie Leigh Jones, here is a Move On petition to get congress to investigate and hold people accountable.

Subject: Help hold contractors accountable

Hi, Jamie Leigh Jones was working in Iraq for a subsidiary of Halliburton when she was drugged and brutally gang-raped by several coworkers.

For the last two years, she's been asking the US government to hold the perpetrators accountable, but the men who raped her may never be brought to justice because Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq aren't subject to US or Iraqi laws.

I just signed a petition urging Congress to investigate the rape of Jamie Leigh Jones, hold those involved accountable, and bring US contractors under the jurisdiction of US law. Can you join me at the link below?

Hold Contractors Accountable!


Jamie has started a foundation to help other people.

Support Jamie Leigh Jones' Foundation

Jamie started an organization to help US citizens who are victims of sexual abuse, rape and harassment while working abroad for federal contractors, corporations or the government. Her organization wants to ensure that overseas contractors and corporations act responsibly, and those who commit crimes are held accountable.

Jamie Leigh Foundation


  1. Phil Marx said...
    I have heard many people claim that these independent contracters are not subject to the same laws as the military. That's a bunch of B.S.

    They are directly accountable to the Defense Department. The DOD is directly accountable to the President. And the President is directly accountable to the U.S. Constitution. There's a clear chain of command here, and if these people are not acting appropriately, then one of these links has been broken.
    Phil Marx said...
    I just signed the on-line petition. Here's what I wrote:

    To whom it may concern:

    Many people have claimed that the employees of Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq are not subject to US laws. I strongly object to this opinion, and I would like to know where you stand on this subject.

    It is my opinion that the President of the United States, all member's of the Federal Executive Cabinet, all members of the United State's military services and all Members of the United States Congress are under the jurisdiction of the United States Constitution. If any of these persons act, or authorizes another person to act, in contravention of the Constitution, and it’s derived laws, then it is my opinion that the authorizing party has committed an act of treason against the people and against the constitution of the United States.

    To claim that our government may hire mercenaries to do that which we will not allow ourselves to do is absurd. The message that this sends to people in other nations around the world must be seen as detrimental to the long term interests of our own nation. If this is, in fact, the claim which is being maintained by any member of this government, and if you are in a position to affect this situation, then your failure to act in a forthright manner to rectify the problem will surely bear the mark of “traitor to your nation” upon your head.

    I would be most pleased to hear your opinion regarding this matter.

    Of course I signed under a friends name. So if he turns up missing in a few days, I'll know that the U.S. Constitution really is meaningless to members of our government.
    Parson said...
    I agree, these people have to accountable to some laws, either ours or the country they are in.
    LET'S TALK said...
    This is insane and a license to do as they please with no justification for said rapes or any other laws that they choose to break.

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