Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Don't you hate it when your mercenaries overcharge?

It's an older story, but I missed it earlier this month. From The Wall Street Journal:
WASHINGTON -- A government audit found that the State Department overpaid the contract-security firm once known as Blackwater Worldwide by tens of millions of dollars because the company failed to properly staff its teams in Iraq.
If you can't trust highly trained private armies, who can you trust?

By the way, Blackwater's new name is "Xe," so if you're in the market for mercenary services, don't get fooled by the name change.

1 comment:

Keich said...

The outsourcing of the military is, I think, one of the Bush administration's biggest foul-ups. It has wasted millions and set a horrible precedent.