Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Good piece


There was an excellent piece on the private security contractors in Iraq on Frontline. You can watch it online. It is a great piece. There has been a lot of controversy over these modern day mercenaries. They are actually running security for a lot of top US officials instead of good ol' US military. It is rather shady for they report to no real authority in Iraq. It is a very sobering straight piece with a lot of straight documentation. This is a very different war than we have ever fought. Very different than WWII for certain.

I seriously considered signing up last summer to go drive trucks in Iraq. I have been hustling hard and money has been a serious issue. I have a CDL and I figured I could make some cash. I just had to get into the mindframe that Iraq is like living in the mentality of the movie Road Warrior. I know I could get by pretty well for myself over there in all sorts of ways, but that doesn't exactly make me feel good about myself or what is happening.

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