Thursday, September 3, 2009

Contract extended for Blackwater firm

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 8:54 AM

WTF? So, what our government is saying is that our own military can't handle these tasks -- that we need to outsource them to "The Shadow Army "crazies from North Cackalacky ... even though they're not licensed to operate in Iraq.

Is it April Fools Day? I mean, U.S. officials are kidding about this -- right?

The State Department said Wednesday it has extended a contract for protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq with a subsidiary of the security firm once known as Blackwater USA even though the company doesn't have a license to operate in the country.

Spokesman Ian Kelly said the contract with Presidential Airways to provide air support for U.S. diplomats had been temporarily extended because the firm chosen to replace it is not yet ready to take over. The contract had been due to expire on Sept. 3 and be taken over a day later by DynCorp International, he said.

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