After Sucking America Dry

Erik Prince, the CEO of the formerly named Blackwater (renamed Xe – pronounced “Z” – to help improve its image) has resigned.  CNN reports that no successor has been named.

Gary Jackson, Blackwater/Xe’s president,  is also retiring.

Of course they can resign.  The newly minted multi-millionaires got their money the old-fashioned way;  in no bid, overpriced contracts consisting of your and my tax dollars.

Prince did not elaborate on what he planned to do next, saying only that “I will be taking on new challenges that I have not yet had the chance to tackle.”

Swell, I can’t wait to see what he is planning next to screw up for this country further. In case you don’t remember:

That followed a refusal by the Iraqi government to renew the firm’s operating license because of a 2007 incident in which the Iraqi government says security guards — then employed by Blackwater — fired upon and killed 17 Iraqi civilians.

Officials said the State Department is talking with security firms DynCorp International and Triple Canopy, which share the Iraq contract with Blackwater, about picking up the duties handled by Blackwater.

Good lord, NO. Can’t these mercenaries just go away once and for all?

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6 thoughts on “After Sucking America Dry

  1. “Officials said the State Department is talking with security firms DynCorp International and Triple Canopy, which share the Iraq contract with Blackwater, about picking up the duties handled by Blackwater.”

    When their contracts expand, they’ll just hire the out of work Blackwater thugs. I would prefer the Obama Administration would use the Marines for overseas security.

    Hi MsJ! Good to see you abouts!

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