Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Let Washington Know That You Care About The Use of Mercenaries.

There has never been a better time to make your voice heard on the issue of using mercenaries in Iraq, on the US borders or in American cities like New Orleans.

The following article states that the US State Dept. "
may " phase out the use of private security guards in Iraq. "May" means that it's being discussed. "May" means that they need to know that the American people care about this issue.

Do you care enough to make your voice heard?

excerpt from:

State Dept. may phase out Blackwater - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.

Such steps would be difficult given U.S. reliance on Blackwater and other contractors, but they are among options being studied during a comprehensive review of security in Iraq, two senior officials said.

The review was ordered after a Sept. 16 incident in which Blackwater guards protecting a U.S. Embassy convoy in Baghdad are accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians.

The shooting has enraged the Iraqi government, which is demanding millions in compensation for the victims and removal of Blackwater in six months. It also has focused attention on the nebulous rules governing private guards and added to the Bush administration's problems in managing the war in Iraq.

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If you're still not sure whether you should sign the petition asking Congress to demand that the State Department and the Department of Defense cancel their contracts with Blackwater USA here is a collection of video clips that might encourage you.

and join the Courage Campaign

Act now to block Blackwater's mercenary base on the California border

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

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