Well, here is my two cents. Maybe the staff went a bit off target a few times. So be it. Their reported track record tells me that they have the ability to get the difficult, and most dangerous, jobs done with success. An NPR clip that aired a US troop telling his Iraqi citizens to get off their asses and help ID the REAL bad guys didn't go unoticed. He said exactly what I have been saying. The war has to be delt with by the Iraqis. If they don't want to take the chances to help us help them get a grip on their own country, then they will have to pay a dire price at some future time. Their choice. Freedom is never free.. And, our involvment with a reluctant populus can't go on, forever, with the restrictions we have placed on our own forces. Blackwater Security has a bit more room to deal with firefights then our US Armed forces. And as well they should, sort of.. Politics should not take priority, or outrank, the saving of lives. War is war. It is about WINNING and death.. The object is limit the deaths of OUR forces, and to greatly expand the losses to our foes. Hard to accomplish these tasks when politics, and foriegners are given some control over our troops. If I were in trouble, I would pray that Blackwater was around to help me out, anyway they needed to.