From this morning's El Paso Times:
"Workers hurt in Iraq sue"
The fiery ambush of a fuel convoy in Iraq two years ago in which two area truckers were wounded, six private contractors were killed and American hostage Thomas Hamill was captured could have been prevented, a lawsuit alleges.
Truckers Raymond Stannard...and Eddie Sanchez...are among the 11 survivors of the convoy who, with the families of the six deceased truckers, are suing Halliburton and its subsidiary KBR for an unspecified amount in federal court in Houston.
Both truckers said new evidence unearthed...has changed their view of the incident.
"We believe...Halliburton attempted to send two convoys at or near the same time, hoping one would draw fire and the other would make it (to the airport) with the fuel."
"I thought it was a freak accident," said Sanchez...I kind of felt they wouldn't let us go out if it wasn't safe. It's (Halliburton) a Fortune 500 company. I kind of feel betrayed."
Dada cajoles, "Don't take your feelings of betrayal so personal. You are not alone. You were just casualties of good business."