Blackwater enters the campaign

Hillary Clinton has co-sponsored new legislation to ban the use of private military contractors in Iraq. This came just a day after the publication of an article by The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill in which a senior advisor to Barack Obama said that the candidate “won’t rule out” the use of PMCs. Given how integral PMCs have become to U.S. operations at this point, Obama’s reservations about a blanket ban make some sense. Still, he can’t relish the idea of being on the “pro-Blackwater” side of this issue.

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related//Clinton, Obama Tussle Over Blackwater

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