Are you OK with using your tax dollars to pay some private contractor to profit from the occupation of Iraq where our military is trained and paid to do the same jobs for a quarter of the cost? With our own military there is no great overhead called the CEOs salar. Sure we pay Generals’ salaries and benefits but trust me on this (or not, look it up yourself) our Generals’ salaries and benefits are nothing compared to that of the CEO of Blackwater.
Contractor numbers outstrip US troops – Click here to read the whole article
THE number of US-paid private contractors in Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops, new figures show, raising fresh questions about the privatisation of the war and the Government’s capacity to carry out military and rebuilding campaigns.
More than 180,000 civilians – American and foreign – are working in Iraq under US contracts, State and Defence Department figures show. Including the recent troop increase, 160,000 American soldiers and several thousand civilian government employees are stationed in Iraq.
The number of private contractors, far higher than previously reported, shows how heavily the Bush Administration has relied on private companies to carry out the occupation of Iraq…………..