The trouble with State Department security contractors, it turns out, is that they're just not very sensitive.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday ordered new measures to improve government oversight of private guards who protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq, including extensive cultural awareness training for contractors.
got an advance description of the recommendations made by Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Rice's adviser on contractor oversight. But TPMmuckraker goes a step beyond. We've got an advance look at the cultural-awareness lesson plan for Blackwater, Triple Canopy and DynCorp.
Lesson One: Don't drunkenly murder bodyguards of Iraqi dignitaries.
Lesson Two: Should Lesson One fail, don't hire
those who drunkenly murder bodyguards of Iraqi dignitaries.
Lesson Three: Don't shoot people as they flee in terror
from your orgy of destruction.
Lesson Four: Don't force terrified civilians off the road
with your reckless convoys.
Lesson Five: Don't fire your weapons at members of the U.S. military
Lesson Six: Don't broadcast your orgy of destruction on YouTube
while set to music meant to show what a bad ass you are.