War on Want’s campaigns director, John Hilary, said: "There are
genuine worries that the Government is trying to privatise the Iraq
conflict. The occupation of Iraq has allowed British mercenaries to
reap huge profits. But the Government has failed to enact laws to
punish their human rights abuses, including firing on Iraqi civilians.
"How can Tony Blair hope to restore peace and security in Iraq while
allowing mercenary armies to operate completely outside the law?" (Independent)
The War on Want site includes an email form for anyone who wants to join their campaign calling on Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett to legislate on the issue.