Seems to me that Mr. Scahill is a bit obsessed with Blackwater. I looked at his archive for thenation.com, and approximately 75 percent were about Blackwater. Is this all he can do? It seems clear, also, that from early on his writing has been skewed to turn public opinion about the firm negative.
Nowhere do I see in Mr. Scahill's journalism the story of how Blackwater personnel rushed an Iraqi child who had been burned over about 90 percent of her body to the US for emergency medical treatment. Blackwater used its own equipment and at its own expense, transported this girl and her family to the US AND paid for her treatment. There are many, many more such stories that Scahill conveniently overlooks.
How about how every time Hillary goes to Iraq, who's there to escort her around? That's right. Or how Benazir Bhutto begged President Musharraf to allow her to use Blackwater security days before her assassination. How Blackwater has never lost a principal that they were protecting.
I know that The Nation is a left-wing rag, but I mean other journalists can multitask, why can't Scahill?
Dec 7 2009 - 9:00pm