Dude - while the people who signed these purchases etc off were in the wrong, the guys who manufactured/peddled these things effectively wrote the death sentences for all those people who died as a result of missed detections. I mean, the "cancer-treating" faith healers are ******* low-ass scum, but this was utterly unforgivable.
It does, as you mention raise interesting questions about the other people involved in the chain of ***tard decisions. But much as the bombmaker ultimately bears significant responsibility for the people his bomb kills, [and surely should face legal penalties, including prison, depending on the outcome and intended outcome of the detonation of the device] in this case these devices were carefully marketed and promoted as a bomb/drug/baddie detector, and the Co/Staff involved went to some lengths to ensure they received money at the potential cost of peoples lives. And trust.
Trust being a big issue here too - the Iraqi Police and Military, those that are trying to restore peace and security to their country in the face of a series of terrible events, are being lied to and endangered, their ability to make accurate judgements impaired [the therefore the trust they are trying to establish within their own communities is undermined] AND they paid £50 Million + for the privilege - money that could have been well spent on something that may actually have benefited the Iraqi nation.
Asshats and scum, send 'em down.
And while we're at it, other arms deals should be put under scrutiny. These principles should be enforced globally, and without prejudice or exemption. Yes, I know I have high hopes but I think it’s important to dream big, to have ideals.