Yet More Blackwater

If you’re like me, and you believe that “privatizing” security operations in Iraq is about the farthest thing from a competitive market as one can get, than it won’t surprise you at all to learn that the CEO of Blackwater USA is a big-time conservative Republican moneyman and heir to an automotive fortune whose extended family contains three of the top five conservative donors in America.

But yeah, I’m sure he just pulled himself up by his bootstraps and entered the higly competitive private security market, using only his moxie and verve to outwit his opponents and end up on top of hundreds of millions of dollars of no-bid contracts.

Nice work if you can get it.