BLACKWATER: Tale of an Insider

Blackwater and me: A love story it ain’t

By Robert Bateman

October 12, 2007

I know something about Blackwater USA. This opinion is both intellectually driven as well as moderately emotional. You see, during my own yearlong tour in Iraq, the bad boys of Blackwater twice came closer to killing me than did any of the insurgents or Al Qaeda types. That sort of thing sticks with you. One story will suffice to make my point.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1012contractoroct12,0,3712980,print.story

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