In the It’s About Time department, the Iraqi government has told Blackwater USA, the mammoth private security firm with tens of thousands of contractors working in Iraq, to pack up and leave the country:
The Iraqi government said it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, a private security company that provides protection for American diplomats across Iraq, after shots fired from an American convoy killed eight Iraqis.
Abdul-Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for Iraqâ€™s Ministry of Interior, said the authorities had canceled the companyâ€™s license and barred its activity across Iraq. He said the government would prosecute the deaths, though according to the rules that govern private contractors, it was not clear whether the Iraqis had the legal authority to do so.
Security Firmâ€™s License Is Pulled in Iraq – New York Times
Note that last sentence (emphasis mine). This is exactly the plight that Robert Fisk was writing about back in February
What a massive cluster-fuck this whole thing, this whole mad adventure has become!