Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mercenaries Surge in Iraq

For an update on my post about mercenaries, see the latest from TomDispatch, who, along with many other statistics we would do well to pay heed to, informs us that:

"Number of armed "private contractors" now in Iraq: at least 20,000-30,000, according to the Washington Post. (Jeremy Scahill, author of the bestseller Blackwater, puts the figure for all private contractors in Iraq at 126,000.) ".

Meanwhile, Robert Sheer provides a valuable case study.

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