“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, February 2, 2009

State Department Cancels Iraq Contract With Blackwater

The State Department will not renew Blackwater Worldwide's contract for securities services in Iraq, according to media reports today, ending one of the most controversial government deals in recent memory.

Blackwater and its affiliates have received about $1.3 billion this decade -- most of it through State Department contracts. The firm's revenue increased even as the company faced allegations that some employees murdered Iraqi civilians and overcharged the government.


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