Blackwater Protected Anti-Blackwater Candidate in War Zones
On October 15, 2007, antiwar Democrat Barack Obama wrote the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to demand that the head of Blackwater, Erik Prince, testify before Congress.
Obama accused the Blackwater guards of damaging the United State’s reputation by killing 17 Iraqi civilians:
On September 16, 2007, personnel from Blackwater USA, a private security contracting firm, killed as many as 17 Iraqi civilians in an incident in Baghdad. This incident, which has damaged the United States’ reputation in the eyes of the Iraqi people, has highlighted the need for more oversight of our government’s use of contractors in Iraq.
It was later discovered that at least three of those 17 Iraqis killed were legitimate insurgent targets.
On November 14, 2007, Barack Obama called for the Pentagon to reconsider awarding any new contracts to Blackwater USA.
But, look who got the gig protecting the antiwar candidate…
This past week in Iraq and Afghanistan, Blackwater employees protected Barack Obama:
Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for his trip last week to Afghanistan and Iraq. But Whispers confirms that Blackwater did handle the Democratic presidential candidate’s security in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq.
Funny… It didn’t seem to bother the antiwar senator when he was in the war zones.
Protein Wisdom has more on Obama’s security handlers.