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:: Thursday, November 03, 2005 ::

PERU: Veteran Soldiers, Police Recruited for Iraq by U.S. Contractors

Where's the shame friends? Remember the outcry about the "Bumfights" videos? Those wonderful little pieces of entertainment created by our well-to-do youth that had enough entrepreneurial spirit to figure out that homeless men would beat each other up for a sandwich, and they could in turn sell the video for a tidy sum. Well, don't we have a wealth of righteous souls in this great country? Let's take just a moment to picture ourselves...

-Our government starts an optional war with shaky public support, hence a need to keep troop deployments and casualties to a minimum.

-Our government hands out scads of "no-bid" contracts to private companies, including "private security" companies such as Triple Canopy, Blackwater USA, etc., who hire and deploy former soldiers from impoverished countries all over the world to help fight our war for the unfortunately tempting sum of up to $50 a day. UP TO $50 A DAY. (incidentally, while trying to find the exact amount of our tax dollars that Triple Canopy has recieved I found a couple of private campaign donations to the Bush/Cheney campaign from a single individual employed by Triple Canopy with three slightly different job descriptions. Look here)

How does this sort of thing mesh with your morality?

:: Damian B. 11/03/2005 [+] ::
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