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    US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Blackwater should be dropped as the main private security contractor for US diplomats in Iraq, a US State Department panel has recommended.

    On the one hand I think this is great, on the other I think it might be a ploy to prevent the Democrats from examining Blackwater when they get into power.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Blackwater should be dropped as the main private security contractor for US diplomats in Iraq, a US State Department panel has recommended.

    On the one hand I think this is great, on the other I think it might be a ploy to prevent the Democrats from examining Blackwater when they get into power.
    First, the US is not "to drop Blackwater in Iraq." It is merely the recommendation of a State Dept panel.

    Second, how would removing Blackwater as a primary security contractor in Iraq prevent Congress from reviewing their performance in Iraq?


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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    I think the assumption is that the State Department is the primary actor here.

    You make a good point though, who exactly makes that decision specifically?

    If Blackwater was axed it'd be easier for Republicans to charge Democrats with "partisan witch-hunting" for exploring the relationship between the company and Bush officials because Blackwater would no longer be immediately relevant.
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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I think the assumption is that the State Department is the primary actor here.
    But you took a recommendation for removing Blackwater and treated it as though the decision had been made. That's what I was correcting.

    You make a good point though, who exactly makes that decision specifically?
    Don't know.

    If Blackwater was axed it'd be easier for Republicans to charge Democrats with "partisan witch-hunting" for exploring the relationship between the company and Bush officials because Blackwater would no longer be immediately relevant.
    Well, if the investigation was into some supposed corrupt relationship between Bush officials and Blackwater then I might agree. But any investigation would be well within Congress's oversight responsibilities.

    This is a non-issue.

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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    First of all, I didn't write that article, BBC did.

    And yes, the investigation will be between a corrupt Bush official and Blackwater.
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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    First of all, I didn't write that article, BBC did.

    And yes, the investigation will be between a corrupt Bush official and Blackwater.
    I know you didn't write the article. You did write the title. BBC wrote that a panel recommended that Blackwater be removed. Your title, though, said that the US was to drop Blackwater. Of course, a recommendation to do something is not actually doing it.

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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Actually users of DP are forbidden from writing their own titles for news articles. Our thread title has to be the same as the articles title.

    Which it is.
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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Mea culpa. I suck. My apologies.

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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    It's gonna get interesting when Obama takes office on how he's going to unleash the dogs on these types of investigantions or not.

    YouTube - Release the dogs

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    Re: US 'to drop Blackwater in Iraq'

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak View Post
    Mea culpa. I suck. My apologies.
    Your criticism still stands though; the Us hasn't actually dropped Blackwater.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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