Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mercenaries in Afghanistan

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said Friday that the coalition depends too much on private-sector contractors, and insisted his forces are keeping close watch on the flow of Taliban fighters who are training in Iran.

That's been the problem all along. Too many "private-sector contractors", i.e., mercenaries, were involved in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., creating a profit motive for campaign contributors to support continued war forever.

This is one of the factors that turned Obama, the insurgent anti-war candidate for election, into the pro war president seeking reelection.

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