Not just the facts, ma’am

So the troops that shot Nicola Calipari were in place to protect John "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Constitution" Negroponte, the US Ambassador to Iraq. More on this villain below.

Don't worry though, Rumsfeld is on the case. Remember how great Rummy was at getting to the bottom of the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo? I'm sure we can expect more misdirection and attempted burying of evidence from Dandy Don. Especially if he has Negroponte "helping" him.

Here's the whole story.

The fact that this shooting is, at this point, even tangentially connected to Negroponte would be enough to give any reasonable person pause. Negroponte is a bad, bad man. Here's a little on "Ambassador" Negroponte from Wikpedia:

From 1981 to 1985 Negroponte was the U.S. ambassador to Honduras. During his tenure, he oversaw the growth of military aid to Honduras from $4 million to $77.4 million a year. At the time, Honduras was ruled by an elected but heavily militarily-influenced government. According to The New York Times, Negroponte was allegedly involved in "carrying out the covert strategy of the Reagan administration to crush the Sandinistas government in Nicaragua." Critics say that during his ambassadorship, human rights violations in Honduras became systematic.

This is the guy in charge of US policy in Iraq, and NOW he's the nominee to be the first U.S. Director of Intelligence. It's like making Tony Soprano head of the FBI field office in Jersey. More on the federally funded criminal here and a great piece by David Corn in the Nation here.