Saturday, April 03, 2004

More on Fallujah

I found a blog that had a post answering some of my most pressing questions about the background of the slain in Fallujah.

A "mercenary" contractor speaks up here.

And I should add, for those who like Tacitus don't seem to read the dictionary, the difference between a "mercenary" and a "contractor" appears to be that (a) a mercenary is motivated solely or primarily by money, which was not the case here; and (b) a mercenary has no particular loyalty to the country for which he was fighting, which also was not the case here. It is not, as he claimed, merely a distinction without a difference, or a difference only in connotation, such as the difference between "handicapped" and "differently abled".