This is too funny from alternet.org. (Thanks JJ) What a hypocrite!!
President Obama, Why Did You Pay Blackwater $70 Million in February?
Obama may keep the company on the government payroll months after its Iraq contract expires. Not bad for a firm supposedly going down in flames.
The Washington Times (as described below) reported on a $22 million payment to Blackwater on February 2. Combined with the $45 million payment I discovered, that’s nearly $67 million in 72 hours. Not bad for a company supposedly going down in flames.
For those already outraged at the AIG bonus scandal, here is a fact that should add more fuel to the fire: The Obama administration has paid the mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater nearly $70 million to operate in Iraq and, according to The Washington Times, may keep the company on the payroll months past the official expiration of its Iraq contract in May. I reviewed Blackwater’s recent transactions with the Obama State Department and discovered a $45 million payment to Blackwater on February 4, 2009 for “protective services-Iraq.” It is described as a “funding action only.” Here is the interesting part: The estimated “Ultimate Completion Date” is 5/07/2011...Continue Reading
I actually think Black Water has done amazing work in an extremely difficult environment. However, I hate hypocrites like Obama. Black Water was the victim of another media/leftist vilification campaign just like they to do with any business, Republican, or associate of President Bush. I’m sure the media would love to vilify Larry Sinclair but they know his story of drugs and sex with Obama can’t be made public.