Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
In what may be the first chink in the badly beaten Bush body armor, Blackwater Security Consulting was ordered yesterday to stand trial for killing four of its employees in Fallujah in 2004. As seen in "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers," Blackwater sent a small, undermanned convoy into the most dangerous city on the planet - Fallujah - in March 2004, without maps, proper equipment or proper protection.


It's all about accountability and it is long past due. I might also point out that the head of Blackwater Security, Eric Prince, is a member of the conservative christian coalition.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince shares Bush's fundamentalist Christian views. He comes from a powerful Michigan Republican family and social circle, and his father, Edgar, helped Gary Bauer start the Family Research Council.
(If you really want to raise your blood pressure, go read the above article about Blackwater and their involvement in New Orleans post-Katrina.)