Danny Fitzsimons is the first Westerner to be tried by an Iraqi court since the Allies liberated the country from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorial rule. The British contractor admitted to shooting and killing two fellow ArmorGroup workers: Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare; and then shooting and wounding an Iraqi security guard trying to detain him. Fitzsimons claimed he acted in self-defense. He also told the court he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An Iraqi judge is due to sentence Fitzsimons. The death penalty is on the table. “A US-Iraqi security pact that took effect on January 1, 2009, lifted immunity for foreign contractors,” dailymail.com reports. “An important development for Iraqis who viewed the security contractors operating in Iraq as reckless and acting with impunity.” Fair enough?