Monday, July 28, 2008

Obama, Blackwater and Alsammarae

US News and World Report writes,
Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for his trip last week to Afghanistan and Iraq. But Whispers confirms that Blackwater did handle the Democratic presidential candidate's security in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq. What's more, Obama was overheard saying: "Blackwater is getting a bad rap." Since everything appeared to go swimmingly, maybe he will take firms like Blackwater out of his sights, the company's supporters hope.
Considering Maliki alleges Blackwater busted Alsammarae out of the Green Zone, this isn't much of a surprize from Obama. Illinois Pols way to close to this outfit.

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