Letting contractors privately fight a war is like hiring assassins to arrest people for traffic tickets. Privatising the war has lead to ridiculous and unnecessary war crimes. This is only what they have done to our people. Who knows what they have done to Iraqis.
According to The HuffPost Social News:
....Credit new Senator Al Franken however, for introducing an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would punish contractors if they "restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court." You'd think that this would be a no-brainer, actually, but that didn't stop Jeff Sessions from labeling Franken's effort a "political attack directed at Halliburton." Franken, of course, pointed out that his amendment would apply broadly, to all contractors, because otherwise, 'twould be a bill of attainder, right? Right?
Franken's amendment ended up passing, 68-30. Here's a list of the Senators who showed broad support for Roman Polanski by voting against it:
Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)