How many incidents of civilian casualties are attributable to military contractors like Blackwater? It's unclear. How many such contractors operate in Iraq? This too, is unclear, with some news sources estimating 20,000 to 30,000 and others estimating as many as 50,000 or more.
Earlier this month, the ACLU filed a complaint in federal district court seeking information about civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan so that we Americans can make informed decisions about the war.
Transparency can only lead to accountability. What exactly is the Bush administration afraid of?