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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Blackwater employees are not mercenaries. They take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution.

That being said, I would also like to see a larger military doing these sorts of jobs, but that is highly unlikely to happen as it would require greatly increasing the overall size of the military and the numbers on the ground in Iraq. Just imagine the screaming from the Dems and their minions in the press.

In fact, the squalling Dems are the main reason Blackwater has become a such large company with a huge presence in our conflicts overseas. Contractors can, to a larger extent than military forces, “fly under the radar,” since they are more or less ignored by the MSM. For example, one has to dig around a bit to find out how many Blackwater employees have lost their lives in Iraq, while one can get the latest military body count in seconds from any news outlet.


41 posted on 09/17/2007 6:09:14 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: LadyNavyVet

Dynacorps is another outfit that provides highly paid jobs to americans who have LE experience. They pay 100K a year or more depending on where you deploy. If hired you go to training in Texas, then go to Kosovo, Iraq, etc and train the locals in LE.


55 posted on 09/17/2007 6:36:32 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: LadyNavyVet
That being said, I would also like to see a larger military doing these sorts of jobs, but that is highly unlikely to happen as it would require greatly increasing the overall size of the military and the numbers on the ground in Iraq. Just imagine the screaming from the Dems and their minions in the press.

Bush had that chance for several years, with a Republican Congress. After 9/11, many of us scratched our heads, wondering why he refused to boost the military when it was clear we'd be involved in a war that would go on for years.

For example, one has to dig around a bit to find out how many Blackwater employees have lost their lives in Iraq, while one can get the latest military body count in seconds from any news outlet.

On the other hand, Blackwater and some of the other companies have made it difficult to find out such information. I mentioned that a FReeper was talking about Blackwater a few years ago - they were implying that finding out such counts, as well as how people died, was very difficult to get out of Blackwater.
87 posted on 09/17/2007 1:41:52 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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