by David Phinney
Thursday September 28th 2023



‘Uncategorized’ Archives

Moving to the Left: Veterans…. and Contractors

Three years ago, in 2004, 60 percent of military voters polled by the Military Times identified themselves as Republican. Today, that number is down to 46 percent. Washington Montly What, then, can Democrats do to [...]

Privatized War in Iraq: Low-Paid Foreign Laborers Do the Dying, too

Privatized War in Iraq: Low-Paid Foreign Laborers Do the Dying, too

By David Phinney May 23, 2007 -- Reuters: The war in Iraq is killing nine civilian contractors a week on average, roughly three times the rate of last year, and U.S. government statistics show that non-Americans do most of the dying. No single government agency keeps track of how many nationalities work alongside the U.S. military but officials [...]

Just Call Her ‘Washington Madam’

The Georgetown bar and restaurant hosted Deborah Jeane Palfrey for its Q&A Cafe tuesday. For the curious minded, go to the "Q&A Cafe TV" link.

Workforce Problems with Iraq Embassy Contractor

Standing Up for The Sandi Group

Marshall Adame, a 2008 Democratic Candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd District, holds up The Sandi Group as an exemplary contractor in Iraq. The Sandi Gourp's chairman, Rubar Sandi, apparently hired Adame to work on Sandi's plan to launch an airline. Adame had just finished with his position as the former Basra airport director for [...]

New Scrutiny for Iraq Contractors

The Wall Street Journal fleshes out congressional testimony from last week with update on the Killing by Blackwater Worker Poses Dilemma for U.S. Authorities.

Warned Of Niger Forgery

Three months before President Bush claimed he had evidence that Saddam Hussein was building a nuclear weapon, State Department analyst Simon Dodge apparently determined that the evidence was likely fraudulent:Dodge emailed his assessment to fellow intelligence analysts in October 2002, and then again in January 2003 (two weeks before Bush's State [...]

private security This week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri and Rep. David Price of North Carolina, both Democrats, asked the Government Accountability Office [...]

Steele Sex Offender?

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