A Way to Absolutely, Positively Establish a Death List
A Contract to Find 'Trustworthy' Iraqi Workers
By Walter Pincus Monday, October 15, 2007; A13
In August, the U.S. military requested bids on a new biometric credential system to provide identification cards for three Iraqi government ministries.
"Without a strong ID program, anti-Iraqi forces can enter controlled areas and disrupt electrical systems, petroleum transportation and processing facilities," says a statement of work from the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq, which is seeking a "strong credential identification system" for 40,000 employees who work across Iraq for the Oil, Electricity and Water ministries.
. . . The winning contractor is to design the system and provide equipment that would work with the Iraqi fingerprint program and the personnel operations of the three Iraqi ministries. The contractor would also provide technical support, program management and training, but the ID system would be in the hands of Iraqis and U.S. government personnel.