December 12, 2007

Thank You for Your Prompt Press Release

Now that the more than two-years-old alleged gang-rape of Jamie Leigh Jones by Kellog Brown and Root contractors has made national headlines, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has stepped forward to offer a statement:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is calling for a formal government investigation into allegations that a young female American contractor was gang-raped in Iraq and then held incommunicado in a large shipping container by her American employer, KBR, then a subsidiary of Halliburton.

"These claims must be taken seriously and the U.S. government must act immediately to investigate Ms. Jones' claims," Sen. Clinton wrote in a letter today to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Where was Hillary's concern for these claims seven months ago?

On May 16, 2007, Jones stated that:

I wrote every senator in the United States to bring awareness to the fact that after approximately two years, I hadn't had one day in court or any movement with my criminal case.

The sad thing about Clinton’s statement?

She may be one of the first Senators, if not the first, to respond to these claims.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 12, 2007 04:27 PM

Ahhh, but now Her Hillaryness is on the case, CY.

All that the benighted masses of chumps... er... voters have to do is elect her and there will never ever ever be another rape again!

--removing tongue from cheek--

Posted by: C-C-G at December 12, 2007 10:48 PM

Sadly, in this case I believe that no US court has any standing, and I am sure Iraq is not interested in doing anything. Additionally I am not sure what Congress can do in any positive way.

Posted by: David at December 13, 2007 09:47 AM


That's rather curious really. We don't seem to have much of a problem in finding jurisdiction when it's in the national interest. Consider Noriega. Head of state of a foreign power and yet he was convicted of drug charges in this country.

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Posted by: David M at December 13, 2007 11:02 AM