View Full Version : Blackwater Protected Anti-Blackwater Candidate in War Zones

07-27-2008, 02:33 PM
Blackwater Got the Gig Securing Obama in Afghanistan (http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2008/7/25/blackwater-got-the-gig-securing-obama-in-afghanistan.html)

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. What's more, Obama was overheard saying: "Blackwater is getting a bad rap." Since everything appeared to go swimmingly, maybe he will take firms like Blackwater out of his sights, the company's supporters hope.

07-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Blackwater Got the Gig Securing Obama in Afghanistan (http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2008/7/25/blackwater-got-the-gig-securing-obama-in-afghanistan.html)

Yep, we have an amateur politician running for Prez. in the learning phase. Nothing like keeping your butt safe to make a good impression.

07-29-2008, 01:08 PM
Ha hahaha!

DU has an interesting reaction

RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:03 AM
Original message (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3413961)
Blackwater protected Barack Obama in Afghanistan

WTF! Damn it, I don't want these mercenaries protecting our presidential candidates! BTW, the article says they didn't protect him in Iraq. F' this, how's a senator, congressperson or a president supposed to make a rational decision on Blackwater when they have to put their lives in these mercenaries hands?

higher class Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Response to Original message
2. Will the real Barak Obama please stand up?

Edited on Tue Jul-29-08 11:14 AM by higher class
What could he have avoided saying? Yes, he could have avoided saying getting a bad rap. They deserve a bad rap.

I am confused. Where was the Secret Service and our trained military?

The Ebassy fiasco by Rice was one thing - this is much more serious.

Did contributor money pay for Blackwater.

This is getting very complicated.

We are totally integrated with murderers?

ensho (1000+ posts)
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5. how can Obama not know what blackwater really is?

how can he associate himself with them.

they are a neo con construct - neo con equals criminal.

where's the change?

07-29-2008, 01:13 PM
I donít get it - were these contractors not paid for their services?:confused:

07-29-2008, 01:24 PM
Obama has slammed Blackwater repeatedly and then his campaign hired them. He came back safely, didn't he?

07-29-2008, 01:25 PM
The US Military is under no obligation to provide security to any Presidential candidate. He didn't go in his capacity as a US Senator. He went to Iraq and Afghanistan to campaign the same as if John McCain went.

The DSS doesn't hire out.

07-30-2008, 03:39 PM
From what I remember, Blackwater hasn't lost anyone to terrorist actions.

A fine group, if you ask me.