20 August, 2009

Blackwater, the CIA, and Assassination, Oh My

Well, well, well. The plot sickens:

Oh, the Bush Administration, every new revelation another WTF? moment.

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.

Ah, yes, Blackwater -- the cherry pit on the shite sundae that is the "War on Terror", all part no doubt of an all out -- and profitable -- effort to score some politically convenient points in an election year.

You know, whenever I get irritated with Obama, something like this pops up to remind me that it could've been worse. In fact, for eight years, it was. This makes it hard to work up a good, useful head of anger when Obama pulls stupid stunts like backing off the public option.

On the flip side, it makes it easier to get mad at him for not opening investigations into all of the Bush administration's fuckery...

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