Iraq and State Department at Odds over Contractor Immunity

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The Associated Press and several newspapers report that State Department investigators offered immunity to Blackwater security guards in exchange for statements about last month's shootout that left 17 civilians dead on the streets of Baghdad. Denying the allegations, State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said, "The Department…would not have asked the FBI and the Department of Justice to get involved in a case that we did not think that they could potentially prosecute." John Broder wrote the immunity story in today's New York Times.

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Guest:
John Broder - New York Times

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner