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Blackwater blame

2007-09-19 13:57:33.61165+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Aha! Someone's finally getting a clue about Iraq, and scapegoating Blackwater to take the heat off the U.S. military. Right on. And that's the function of outside consultants anyway, to take the fall for the politically unpopular stuff.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-19 15:00:16.707515+00 by: ebradway

Now that the whipping-boy, Antonio Gonzales, is gone, someone's gotta take the heat!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-19 16:44:13.699077+00 by: whump

Well, the military has rules of engagement and a discipline system. Blackwater doesn't, and that makes life difficult for the legitimate military.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-19 17:13:09.570171+00 by: Dan Lyke

Agreed. What I find gratifying about this move is that someone's willing to leverage that to the political advantage of the U.S. military and do something about Blackwater at the same time.

The first smart thing I've seen come out of Iraq strategy in a while.