More evidence that privatizing the military is a recipe for continued disaster:

NYT: Top executives at Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that were intended to silence their criticism and buy their support after a September 2007 episode in which Blackwater security guards fatally shot 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, according to former company officials.

Blackwater continues to operate in theater despite the ability of the great American men and women in uniform who are fully capable of handling any security mission given to them by President Obama. Mr. President, why are these goons still on the taxpayers payroll?

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