Interior administers the contracts for civilian interrogators in Iraq???
What's more, legal experts say, contractors for nonmilitary agencies such as the Department of the Interior may be able to escape prosecution for crimes they commit overseas because of an apparent loophole in the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act. The law, passed in 2000, applies only to contractors with the Department of Defense - a flaw some members of Congress want to remedy.
This was apparently done to "reduce" the costs of contract administration by the Feds. Good grief. (Link from Skarlet).Posted by Linkmeister at May 25, 2004 11:49 AM