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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Why did anyone think private contractors for the war was a good idea?
    Yup, they've never been used ever, until Bush, right?
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Private Contractors = Necessary Evil.

    Monitoring Private Contractors = Necessary at all times. They're just like other businesses.

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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Private Contractors = Necessary Evil.

    Monitoring Private Contractors = Necessary at all times. They're just like other businesses.
    Wait for it!

    *** it's Bush's fault***
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yup, they've never been used ever, until Bush, right?
    Which has exactly what to do with what Orius said?
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which has exactly what to do with what Orius said?
    He read into it and probably assumed that Orius was referring to the use of Contractors in the War in Iraq (under Bush), which is a valid conclusion, considering most people will jump straight to the most recent or...shall we say vivid...examples of a topic without considering all the lines of thought or entire history on the subject.

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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    He read into it and probably assumed that Orius was referring to the use of Contractors in the War in Iraq (under Bush), which is a valid conclusion, considering most people will jump straight to the most recent or...shall we say vivid...examples of a topic without considering all the lines of thought or entire history on the subject.
    Orius is not most people. This habit people have of assuming what people are saying, without them saying it is getting annoying. I am willing to bet Orius is aware the practice of using contractors predates Bush.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    One of my former workshop students went to Iraq as a Marine reservist and came back seriously hurt. We were talking and he asked me if I knew how much money Dick Cheney was worth. I said, "No but I'll bet it's a lot." He mentioned the name of a company Cheney owned or had a serious investment in (I had never heard of it and it wasn't Haliburton.) He said the amount of money this company was fleecing from the U.S. taxpayer must have been staggering. I asked him, "why?" He said one gentlemen that worked for that company that simply opened and closed the doors to a gym the troops used had a salary of $120,000 a year.

    Anyone know how much one gallon of fuel costs the military in Afghanistan? Try $400.00. And some of you right wingers are whining about the potential cost of health are reform. Get real!

    $400 per gallon gas to drive debate over cost of war in Afghanistan - TheHill.com
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Thank god for companies like Blackwater, making it easier to kill our enemies.
    Well, not really.

    Actually, not at all.

    They don't lethally target. Their only kinetic action is defensive. And they usually shoot the wrong people.

    If anything, they are a major detriment to U.S. led operations in theater.

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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Thank god for companies like Blackwater, making it easier to create extra enemies.


    That sounds better
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Orius is not most people. This habit people have of assuming what people are saying, without them saying it is getting annoying. I am willing to bet Orius is aware the practice of using contractors predates Bush.
    I was trying out a neo-con preemptive strike.
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