Monday, January 16, 2012

Iraq - No Longer a Viable Place for Contractors

The title is my own opinion.  Hey, it is my blog, I can say what I want.  However, you would be hard pressed to find a strong argument against the title.  I believe that Iraq is no longer a viable option for contractors.  It was nearly that way even before the US military pulled out.

Contractors have long been jealously looked at by the local government as having too much authority and too little accountability to Iraq.  This is for good reason.  The contractors were working for the US government, directly or indirectly.  They still are, but now that there is no protection, no medical support, no means of evacuation other than by commercial means - it is not a contractor friendly environment.  Hundreds - yes you read that right, hundreds of contractors have already been detained by the Iraqi government.

Read more about this here.

Maybe the contractors in Iraq have a good counter point, I actually hope so, but I doubt it.

Special thanks to Conflict Area Management on Facebook where I learned about this little gem.

Whatever you do - stay safe!

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