The Bucks Stops Somewhere
State Dept. Ousts Its Chief of Security
The State Department's security chief was forced to resign yesterday after a critical review found that his office had failed to adequately supervise private contractors protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq.
Richard J. Griffin...was told by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's deputy, John D. Negroponte, to leave office by Nov. 1...
Blackwater is paid in the range of $1,000 per mercenary soldier per day. source That would add up to a wage of $ 300,000. per year.
A private in the US military earns about $16,000. per year.
Explain to me again why the military needs to be privatized? Where is the cost saving strategy?
Bottom line: This little firing exercise reeks of passing the blame, and creating a smokescreen publicity diversion.