Congress would save a lot of time and tax dollars if…

…they’d let civil lawsuits and juries take care of problems like KBR and Halliburton.

A congressional committee is investigating what role defense contractor KBR played in the accidental electrocution of at least a dozen soldiers in Iraq during the past five years. The inquiry stems from whether KBR, which is contracted to maintain housing for troops, properly repaired electrical and plumbing problems. The family of at least one soldier electrocuted in KBR-maintained housing has filed a lawsuit against the contractor.

No doubt KBR will try to hide behind some liability protection (that is, responsibility-avoidance) law set up by the Coalition Provisional Authority.