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Mr President’s private army

September 26th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized

So the Blackwater boys in Iraq are totally out of control by some reports.  Congress wants to call them in for questioning.  And Condie Rice tells the Blackwater people to not answer any questions, and that any information the have is “property of the State Department”.

If I remember correctly, Congress pays the bill (with OUR money), is responsible for oversight, and nobody is immune from a Congressional subpeona.

So what it looks like to me is that the Executive Branch is declaring that they have their own private army that is answerable to nobody.  There’s a pattern of thinking happening in Washington that is getting more than a little worrisome.

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