From the LA Times:
CIA assassination program had been outsourced to Blackwater, ex-officials say
Something inside me says it’s true. Of course, people will tell me “I want to believe it is true” because of my dislike of the G.W. Bush presidency — but that is not the case. I think G.W. Bush often did things he thought was for the best — I feel he was led by bad advisers and didn’t have the ability to discern how bad the advice he was given actually was. I don’t think he would necessarily have known of this. But if there is just an ounce of truth to this story, the implications of it are tremendous.
According to the article, “The North Carolina-based company was given operational responsibility for targeting suspected terrorist commanders and was awarded millions of dollars for training and weaponry, but the program was canceled before any missions were conducted, the two officials said.” Even if nothing was done, the fact that this was considered acceptable makes me wonder what else has been outsourced to Blackwater. What else has it been doing in Iraq?