- Jul 2011
The State Department? Ain't the State Dept run by Hillary? Cause I remember Hillary back in 2008:Officials say the State Department plans to hire a private force — over 5,000 strong — to protect diplomatic personnel, guard embassy buildings and operate a fleet of aircraft and armored vehicles.
"In addition to removing American troops from Iraq, I will also work to remove armed private military contractors who are conducting combat-oriented and security functions in Iraq. For five years their behavior and lack of supervision and accountability have often eroded our credibility, endangered U.S. and Iraqi lives and undermined our mission. Now, Senator Obama and I have a substantive disagreement here. He won’t rule out continuing to use armed private military contractors in Iraq to do jobs that historically have been done by the U.S. military or government personnel. When I am president I will ask the Joint Chiefs for their help in reducing reliance on armed private military contractors. With the goal of ultimately implementing a ban on such contractors."
But as Sec of State she's gonna hire 5000? Don't concern yourself hillary, this is just another topic nobody cares about anymore. Once such a black mark on our reputation and what not........your political party no longer f'n cares. Again, proving without the slightest doubt they never really cared in the first place. These contractors were used against Bush politically, now that Bush isn't President anymore.........screw your suggestion we "ban" such contractors Hillary, grab your hiring hat and get on with it.
Such a hypocrite