QUESTION: What would you do with Blackwater?How about an accounting on Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's allegation Blackwater helped spring convicted Iraqi Minister of Electricity Ahyam Alsammarae out of the IZ the Chicago Way?
OBAMA: I am not a believer in private contractors as a mechanism for serving our -- this United States.
You know, I, in fact, actually currently have legislation that I introduced that would do a full audit on Blackwater.
And they need to be held accountable for some of the actions that have already been taken.
No need to wait for after the election either. Senators Drogan and Whitehouse want to start the hearings. Tell them to start Senator Obama. Alsammarae's story a great beginning for the audit.
Then ask how the heck Blackwater chose Illinois for a campus? Some Illinois Democrats seemed awfully keen on selling the State to security firms for training.