(Title written with a high degree of sarcasm..)
After Blackwater Controversy, State Dep’t Gave Bonuses to Contracting Officials By Spencer Ackerman
via: TPM Muckraker
According to internal State Department cables obtained by TPMmuckraker, the State Department has slated two Diplomatic Security officials who oversee private-security contractors guarding U.S. diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan for salary bonuses. The optional bonuses, called Senior Foreign Service Performance Pay Awards, come months after administrative investigations have raised questions about the propriety of State’s relationship with security contractors like Blackwater.
Normally when something like what has been happening with Blackwater in Iraq happens, someone is held accountable and loses their job.
Well, at least the WH and the State Department are consistent. Someone screws up, things go horribly wrong, well, someone gets a promotion!
Black is white, up is down… War is peace..
Perhaps these people are being rewarded because things AREN’T going wrong; perhaps things are going exactly according to plan…