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  1. #1 Blackwater Protected Anti-Blackwater Candidate in War Zones 
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    Blackwater Got the Gig Securing Obama in Afghanistan


    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.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Yep, we have an amateur politician running for Prez. in the learning phase. Nothing like keeping your butt safe to make a good impression.
     

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    Ha hahaha!

    DU has an interesting reaction
    RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:03 AM
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    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?
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    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?
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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?
    This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
     

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    I don’t get it - were these contractors not paid for their services?
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
     

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    Obama has slammed Blackwater repeatedly and then his campaign hired them. He came back safely, didn't he?
    This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
     

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    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.
     

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    From what I remember, Blackwater hasn't lost anyone to terrorist actions.

    A fine group, if you ask me.
     

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