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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I was trying out a neo-con preemptive strike.
    Well played! I laughed.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I was trying out a neo-con preemptive strike.
    I chuckled. I really did. Tehehe.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    That sounds better
    Evidence of this?


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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    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
    And you "left wingers" will soon realize that Health Care Reform is not too much different from the $400 gallon of gas when you start seeing bills for $200 syringes and $500 cases of gauze. Corruption by any other name is just as ****ed up.

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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And you "left wingers" will soon realize that Health Care Reform is not too much different from the $400 gallon of gas when you start seeing bills for $200 syringes and $500 cases of gauze. Corruption by any other name is just as ****ed up.
    Showing you have no clue as to why the fuel cost in Afghanistan is so high. Hint: it has to do with the fact the region is at war, and is not transportation friendly.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And you "left wingers" will soon realize that Health Care Reform is not too much different from the $400 gallon of gas when you start seeing bills for $200 syringes and $500 cases of gauze. Corruption by any other name is just as ****ed up.
    Where have you been? Outrageous bills like this have been common place for years! That's why we need reform. Get it "reform"?

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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    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.
    Yeah, but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

    You don't join the invading side to play defender. Their PR may say that they only play defense-tackle, but there's substantial evidence that they've run a few plays of their own, or two, or three.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And you "left wingers" will soon realize that Health Care Reform is not too much different from the $400 gallon of gas when you start seeing bills for $200 syringes and $500 cases of gauze. Corruption by any other name is just as ****ed up.
    .......$400 gallon of gas? Seriously? Who pays that much for gas anywhere in America?
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    I am glad that they are finally doing a probe on military contractors. For example, Blackwater does need one really badly.

    I have always been against Private Military companies like BLackWater being used in war as well. I don't think their is any place for them in our military operations as they aren't accountable for their actions.
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    Re: Congress to probe private military contractors in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Where have you been? Outrageous bills like this have been common place for years! That's why we need reform. Get it "reform"?
    But the reality of it is that the government paid normal prices for all of that. The $400 hammer did not cost $400. The dirty secret is that by allocating higher costs to those items, the government can essentially fund whatever it wants. $380 of that $400 went to some other program but the hammer is actually reported at $400. Generally the monies go to defense to cover cost overruns not allowed under budget. Government accounting at the federal level is a joke.
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