“Raed Jarrar, a political consultant for Peace Action – a US-based grassroots group, has explained why Iraqis feel so strongly about the Blackwater case.“Iraqis, in general, accuse foreign mercenaries like Blackwater of killing thousands of Iraqis. And they see this as a symbolic case that represents all of the Iraqis who were killed by foreign mercenaries. So to see the judge throwing out the case really outraged people,” said Jarrar.
Jarrar also believes that the Blackwater case will result in much tension in US-Iraq relations. This is why, Jarrar insists, the case is more political than legal and needs to be handled accordingly.”