Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Congressmen thank Prince and Blackwater

It was an unusual congressional hearing where the majority party had hoped to score a home run and mop the floor with the owner of the nation's most prolific provider of diplomatic security services.

Instead, after nearly four hours of talking and questioning at the October 2 event, even the critics appeared to grovel at the feet of the former Navy SEAL who is credited with saving the lives of all American diplomats in Iraq.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) acknowledged to Prince amid his criticism, "I’ve heard a lot of complimentary things about what you all do. And I’m sure you do a great job." He added, "You're a very impressive witness."

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) told Prince, "the American people are indebted to you."

Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) said, "I want to commend Mr Prince for his duties, for his skill, and for his heading up Blackwater." She told Prince, "You are providing a service. And I commend you." Rep. Watson even suggested that Blackwater train the US military to perform security functions.

Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT), who has been to Iraq more than 18 times and knows Blackwater's professionalism well, commented to Prince, "Every year you have had men who have risked their lives and been killed fulfilling their mission." Shays added company has fulfilled its mission "100 percent." "That's a perfect record," Shays added. "And you don't get any credit for it for some reason."

Even the committee chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), melted before Prince: "We appreciate what you've done."

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice astroturf blog ya got here.

We'll have all you mercenaries out of business before too long - don't get used to your cush life...

Anonymous said...

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004363.php

Anonymous said...

eh, they'll just delete the comments. they get scared if they can't threaten you physically.

Anonymous said...

Nice cherry-picking of remarks there, moron.

ntodd said...
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Anonymous said...

Let's see, you started this blog in September of 2007. Did something major happen last month that might make producing positive publicity necessary for your company, er, Blackwater? Just wondering.

Jason said...

I just want to give a shout out to my unaccountable homies from TPM!

Let's get some comments on this board!

markg8 said...

What hearings were you watching? That's some serious cherrypicking ya got going on here.

As for Prince's ties to the Republican party it's no wonder Blackwater has been able to leapfrog a number of much older and well-established US firms in Iraq.

From TPM:
"Prince founded Blackwater in 1997 with money he inherited from his father, Edgar Prince, the head of Prince Automative. The elder Prince and his wife were major Republican and conservative activists and funders. And Prince himself co-founded The Family Research Council with Gary Bauer and apparently provided the key early funding for the group.

According to Bauer, "I can say without hesitation that, without Ed and Elsa and their wonderful children, there simply would not be a Family Research Council."

Prince's sister, Betsy DeVos, is married is the former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and her husband is Dick DeVos, failed candidate for governor of Michigan and scion of the DeVos family, founders of Amway and major funders of Republican and conservative causes.

Amway is privately owned by the DeVos and van Andel families. And to give some sense of the scale of their political giving, according to a 2005 Center for Public Integrity study, Dick & Betsy DeVos were the fifth largest political givers in the country during the 2004 election cycle. Richard DeVos Sr. & his wife were ranked third. And Jay Van Andel was ranked second.

Let's just say they give some real money to the Republican party and its candidates. And of course there are the DeVos Family Foundations which give money to conservative causes.

Back in 1990 Erik Prince interned for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Blackwater's lobbyist in DC is Paul Behrends, a former Rohrabacher aide who he met when the two worked for the congressman. Later he interned in the first Bush White House. But after doing so, he and his father broke with President Bush and supported the insurgent candidacy of Patrick J. Buchanan.

The then-22 year old Prince told the Grand Rapids Press, "I interned with the Bush administration for six months. I saw a lot of things I didn't agree with -- homosexual groups being invited in, the budget agreement, the Clean Air Act, those kind of bills. I think the administration has been indifferent to a lot of conservative concerns."

In addition to running Blackwater Prince also serves on the board of Christian Freedom International."

I hope Erik Prince has saved his money. He and his band of mercenaries are going to need it.

Southern Beale said...

Rather sad to see the Republican Party disintegrate into defending soldiers of fortune. Abraham Lincoln must be rolling in his grave ... and Ronadl Reagan, too.

Anonymous said...

Hehehehe...
truth and the American way...for sale...or rent...

Good work, Blackwater. Good luck with the truthiness. You are going to need it...

ethan said...

There should be an immediate investigation by a joint law enforcement unit made up of Iraqis and Americans formed.

This unit should give Republican war-profiteers like this fuck Prince a little Iraqi-style justice. I would suggest a noose. Nooses? What's the plural?

The Sublibrarian said...

The best comparison to your corporation is, of course, the Hessians.

Fits with your indiscriminate killing of civilians, too.

And helping a drunk flee murder charges? How very Republican.

Michael Jones said...

"We abstractly value your commitment to your assigned duty. We question that you're being paid considerably more than those who are really charged with that duty. And we really question why you're above the law, since even the armed forces still has some process of accountability for insanely stupid acts."

You can't quote the first sentence and think everything's OK.

Anonymous said...

Geez. You'd think that if they were going to be such transparent tools about this, they'd at least turn off anonymous comments.

"Hey, dude. You've got some male bovine feces on your Astroturf!"

St. Augustine said...

John Mica, R FL 7, moved to adjourn at the end of his introductory remarks. He never ceases to amaze me with his petty partisan behavior in trying to divert attention away from potential embarrassment to the administration, in this case trying to postpone the hearing.

I was also intrigued during the 2nd panel hearing at the official who was refusing to answer a simple yes or no question in the public forum.

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, Prince not only donates heavily to the GOP, but also gives cash to fake Green candidates.

And while I'm here, I'd like to give a shout out to Mitt Romney's main man at Blackwater, Cofer Black!

Don't you guys ever feel shame that you're stealing my money to indiscriminately shoot Iraqi civilians?

Wait. What am I saying? It's your business model! And Congressman Issa said, in your defense, that you'd frag Congressman Waxman -- after all the nice things he said about you (or at least the thing you've quoted him saying on your blog.).

Anonymous said...

Norton says I am indebted.

Indebted? Hardly! We pay Blackwater six times per person what it would cost to have a US serviceperson do the same job. My grandkids will be paying for the profits Blackwater is raking in now. That is, if there is any America left by then when China gets tired of lending us money.

Maybe she meant "the American people are indentured servants to you and your profits."

Anonymous said...

Mercenaries are living filth who deserve to be dragged by their ankles behind trucks, their bodies devoured piecemeal by feral dogs.

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Anonymous said...

"Facts about Blackwater USA. Blackwater USA is not responsible for this site."

Oh, OK, then! It's great to have you in the blogging community, doggedly blogging about the wholesome decency of Blackwater, Mr. Not-Blackwater-Why-Would-You-Think-Blackwater-Would -Have-Anything-To-Do-With-This-Transparently-Pro-Blackwater Site?

Commander Khalid said...

The bottom line is that the United States would be up a creak without Blackwater's help in Iraq. Thank goodness for them!

Signed,

Khalid

ntodd said...

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Oh, don't like being called a fascist, Merc?

ntodd said...

"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."

Yeah, we overthrew George III because of the likes of you.

Anonymous said...

Blackwater: Private army of the State Department.

Anonymous said...

It's apparent the owner of this blog finally understands what's going on and has probably been to Iraq.

The Democrats destroyed national security agencies such as the Department of Defense and this is what we get. The private sector is taking up the slack for an inept government. You can rejoice at Blackwater’s loss of 30 guys in Iraq, all of which are former special operations forces who are returning to harm's way to complete a very specialized mission, but that’s pretty sick. We need them to protect our diplomats from the horrible abuses that happen to people in Iraq by murderous musfidoon; as is evidenced by what happened to those four heroes who were mutilated in 2004 in al Anbar.

ntodd said...

The Democrats destroyed national security agencies such as the Department of Defense and this is what we get.

Oh, so you say our military isn't up to the task?

Good lord, you people are idiots.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see that someone on the other side of this issue has started a blog and is willing to express their opinion, while enduring the type of comments one can find prior to this one.

I personally have a hard time believing that Blackwater employees (almost all of whom are former US Military) are indiscriminately killing Iraqi civilians as a regular course of doing buiness as some of these comments try to suggest.

But what are you gonna do? You start a Blog about a topic that is the "outrage of the week" among the cindy sheehan wing of the dem party, and its gonna bring out the nutts.

VforVirginia said...

I guess my basic question would be:

I live on the coast in Florida. Suppose there's a hurricane and I'm evacuated and you guys are handling security in my neighborhood.

Can I count on you to shoot me for no reason? The problem is, I'm white.

Thanks for the great profit you're making from my tax dollars -- it's a Free Market™ bonanza!

And best of luck waxing Waxman if you get the chance!

Anonymous said...

Here's some civil reasoned discourse for ya..... It is wrong to have a powerful private army not beholden to anyone but their management and clients..... who could be anyone. What will happen when your merc gravy train runs out? Or will you make DAMN (sorry, bad word) sure this doesn't happen? Mob rules.

gil said...

"groveling at the feet of this former Navy SEAL"

good lord, you guys at Blackwater don't even have decent PR hacks.

Anonymous said...

Mercenaries are un-American.

They have no place in our great nation.

Hessians OUT!

ntodd said...

It's nice to see that someone on the other side of this issue has started a blog and is willing to express their opinion, while enduring the type of comments one can find prior to this one.

FETCH ME MY FAINTING COUCH! THESE POOR MERCS NEED SUCH DEFENDING FROM COARSE LANGUAGE!

Yes, you guys are idiots. And fascists.

gil said...

"It's nice to see that someone on the other side of this issue has started a blog and is willing to express their opinion, while enduring the type of comments one can find prior to this one."

please - the other side of the issue? I'm guessing you run this site, because no one could be dumb enough not to see this is a blackwater blog.

Anonymous said...

But seriously, you guys (Blackwater USA) needs to get some better PR people in stat.

VoteHillary2008 said...

Please you crazy right-wing fanatics don't beg me anti-American by saying this about our military, but if our military had sufficient manpower and was up to the task, there would be no place for a Blackwater in Iraq: simple supply and demand economics.

Jay B. said...

I personally have a hard time believing that Blackwater employees (almost all of whom are former US Military) are indiscriminately killing Iraqi civilians as a regular course of doing buiness as some of these comments try to suggest.

Who is "suggesting" anything? It's actually a reported fact.

From McClatchy: "WASHINGTON | State Department officials worked closely with Blackwater USA to suppress incidents in which company operatives killed innocent Iraqis, according to documents obtained by a congressional committee.

In one case, State Department officials allowed a contractor who killed the bodyguard of Iraq’s vice president on Christmas Eve to leave the country quickly, the documents show."

Then there was the case where, after killing

Anonymous said...

I am a contractor for Blackwater and they are the best emplyoer I have ever had. My family is well provided for and I live the life of adventure, and defend freedom. You liberals are spinless lackeys of Islamist terror, and anti-free market biasd toward the liberal. I get all my information from real blogs not left wing and Fox News. America, rest easy, support your troops AND Blackwater. I fear that if you don't you will be sorry.

Anonymous said...

From McClatchy: "WASHINGTON | State Department officials worked closely with Blackwater USA to suppress incidents in which company operatives killed innocent Iraqis, according to documents obtained by a congressional committee.

THIS IS LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS CRAP, MADE UP TO AID THE ENEMY, NOT TRUE! LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!

SemperFi28 said...

Why does the left hate our military and former military guys? They are heroes. Blackwater, if you are running this site, you got tons of support in Richmond, VA!! HOOYA!

VforVirginia said...

am a contractor for Blackwater and they are the best emplyoer I have ever had. My family is well provided for and I live the life of adventure, and defend freedom.

D00d that is too cool!

Sorry about these folks, but if you happen to bite the big one I have no DOUBT you're awesome bosses will take care of your family:

Raleigh, NC -- The families of four American security contractors who were burned, beaten, dragged through the streets of Fallujah and their decapitated bodies hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River on March 31, 2004, are reaching out to the American public to help protect themselves against the very company their loved ones were serving when killed, Blackwater Security Consulting. After Blackwater lost a series of appeals all the away to the U.S. Supreme Court, Blackwater has now changed its tactics and is suing the dead men's estates for $10 million to silence the families and keep them out of court.

U! S! A!

Anonymous said...

Muqtada is in your house making your daughters do the jiggy in burqas biatchezzzzz....

Anonymous said...

Wait Blackwater this is about? I found this site through a google search for Nazi wannabes? What gives?

ntodd said...

THIS IS LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS CRAP, MADE UP TO AID THE ENEMY, NOT TRUE! LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!

Come and get me.

ntodd said...

Why does the left hate our military and former military guys?

Why do you like erecting strawmen? Do they turn you on? Would you like a match?

Jay B. said...


THIS IS LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS CRAP, MADE UP TO AID THE ENEMY, NOT TRUE! LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!



Wow, death threats from a maladjusted nutjob. Who'd think that a class organization like Blackwater would ever hire such trigger happy morons? Oh wait. That's right. The whole "murder in cold blood thing".

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Anonymous said...

shit i'd be trigger happy if 4 guys that worked for my company were mutilated like those in fallujah.

wilson said...

SUCK. ON. THIS. Woah what genius! Imagine four astro turf blogs hung from a bridge burning and smoldering, oh wait...

Let's wait till '09 and then to jail with every last one of you fascist mercenary troglodytes. You can all rot in Guantanamo (remember what Mitt said, double it, not a bad idea when you consider how much room will be needed to fit Prince, Rush, Dick, and the rest of the lot).

Any help from some techies to back track behind this stinking pile of smelly dung? Is it Ari's, Lieberman's (he got hacked dontcha know?), NO IT'S THE GREEN PARTY!

Back to the beginning... as Senator Craig says, paraphrasing the mustache that passes all understanding, will Mr Prince please SUCK. ON. THIS.

PS - Richmond, hmmm, how's your history? Loser, HOOYA!

omelas said...

The name "Standish" for this blogger no doubt refers to Captain Miles Standish of the Pilgrim expedition. The Blackwater types are trying to paint him as a "private security contractor" when in fact he was a landed English Knight retained for the expedition, and then elected military captian (sherriff) of the Colony. Interesting spin!!

Anonymous said...

You liberals are spinless lackeys of Islamist terror, and anti-free market biasd toward the liberal.

And you sir, defend freedom so damn hard you don't even have to make sense or spell anything correctly. Semper Fi!

omelas said...

"shit i'd be trigger happy if 4 guys that worked for my company were mutilated like those in fallujah."

And if your boss put them in a BRIGHT RED SUV with no armor and no rear gunner, what would you do to your boss, eh??

Anonymous said...

Prince is a pro-lifer, right?

Does he feel bad that his mercenaries kill innocent people?

Anonymous said...

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/photos/fallujah_3fire040331.jpg

doesn't look like a bright-red SUV to me.

VforVirginia said...

THIS IS LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS CRAP, MADE UP TO AID THE ENEMY, NOT TRUE! LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!

Really? What part of it is untrue? How do you know? ]

You don't work for the USA; you work for a corporation. A corporation that is inextricably involved with the government of a nation. Are you aware of what the word "fascism" means?

And this is lovely:

LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!

So you're defending our rights as Americans, are you? Except if we criticize the company you work for; then we're somehow the enemy.

Osama Bin Laden in the flesh never hurt America like our own citizens who think we should be killed for disagreeing.

Killed for disagreeing. Do you know anything about history? Are you ACTUALLY a Nazi?

Just curious.

Anonymous said...

if we criticize the company you work for; then we're somehow the enemy.

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Prince is a pro-lifer, right?

Does he feel bad that his mercenaries kill innocent people?

October 2, 2007 8:37 PM

These are not innocents, like the babies slaughtered by selfish liberals. They are terrorists, The Enemy. Those who attacked us. Don't you get it, libs? Why do you spit on these rough men who keep you safe and make it possible for you to spit on them. I wish you got a reality check, and you will fall on your knees begging for protection, but we will use justice and you will pay for your perfidy. Oh yes, you will pay. With your life, traitor, hung up from the nearest tree and mutilated as our brothers were by the terrorists. You make me sick.

Gary Ruppert said...

You SHOULD grovel, leftist scum. If we lose this, they will come here and kill you without a thought, and your friends like the gays and illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

"I fear that if you don't you will be sorry."

sorry mercenary man. you'll be the one who's sorry when companies like blackwater no longer exist. you'll have to re-enlist in the military and stop sucking so relentlessless on the taxpayers' teat.

Anonymous said...

"gays and illegal immigrants"

I thought you and your hyper-violent right-wing nuts were already busy doing those very things. who needs enemies with nazis like you sharing our country

Anonymous said...

"With your life, traitor, hung up from the nearest tree and mutilated as our brothers were by the terrorists."

nice violent fantasy. you think about killing americans often, do you? you like to make threats against fellow citizens who don't agree with you? now who is the terrorist?!? grow up, junior.

those who are involved in war-profiteering now are the traitors, from Haliburton to Blackwater. you people are the traitors, ripping off the american taxpayer with your greed in a time of war.

Anonymous said...

You know they're only shootin' terra-ists, cuz only terra-ist live in Iraq!. If they wasnt terra-ist they'd be livin' in the USofA with decent christian folks!! ('cept of course New Orleans .. only looters live there)

Under what ROE do you guys actually operate? How much training are you given on the theater ROE? Or do you just make the stuff up as you go along?

What portion of your training consists of familiarity with the overall mission and goals in Iraq? If you guys are part of the total force (or words to that effect) according to your CEO, why aren't you subject to the UCMJ?

Jebus Christmas!
" ... they will come here and kill you without a thought, and your friends like the gays and illegal immigrants." That is unless you and you Blackwater buddies get the Gay and the Brown first, eh?

ILoveGeorgeBushWhoIsGod said...

Gary Ruppert said...
If we lose this, they will come here and kill you without a thought


Does "they" refer to the Iraqi winners or the Blackwater losers?

Anonymous said...

Don't you know that any conservative or Republican blog worth its salt doesn't have comments?

Morons!

M. Bouffant said...

Hey, how does it work again? You throw water bottles at my car, & then if I don't get out of the way you shoot me & my car full of holes, right?
And this is becuase you're a tool of the Sovereign MIlitary Order of Malta, who want to hold onto the lands the Crusaders seized from the Muslims a thousand years ago?

Anonymous said...

Let's flash forward to October 7, 2007 when this blog is revealed to be the work of a low-level, stateside employee of Blackwater USA. First clue: the fact that comments are enabled on the blog. Come on! Didn't Research and Development figure out that no conservative blog ever allows reader comments? Comments could lead to actual newspaper facts being pasted into your bullshit content.

BilMil said...

Sounds like most of you do not know what a mercenary is or actually does. It also sound just like all the squawking I heard from the left during Time and Murtha’s comment s on the Haiditha Marines. I’m sure that all the slain Iraqi’s were minding their own business. The FBI is sending in a team today to assist with an investigation so we will see. I will not try and change anyone’s mind because in most cases they already have it made up. Most of you have no idea how the ROE works and how this has resulted in needless U.S. and British casualties. Blackwater provides a valuable service in protecting high-level diplomats who includes all the tools in Congress from the left and right who pay visits. The majority of their operatives at this level are former Special Forces and SEAL SNCO’s, many of which are recently retired. The use of outfits like Blackwater, and Dyncorp keep Central Command from having to use active duty Special Operations troops as bodyguards so they can be used doing what they do best, eliminating bad guys. Reading the comments it is readily apparent that the majority of the commenter’s have never served a day in uniform. If you had you might be a little bit better informed on what these private contractors actual do in support of the military overall mission responsibilities in the AOR, not just in Iraq but around the world. I will close by giving you the no kidding definition of a mercenary from the Geneva Convention.

Backwater’s protection services do not fit the definition of "mercenary" under international law. The Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, relating the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts gives six characteristics that define "mercenary," as Protocol I, Article 47.2 shows:
A mercenary is any person who:
(a) Is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;
(b) Does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities;
(c) Is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party;
(d) Is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;
(e) Is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and
(f) Has not been sent by a State, which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces.
Blackwater security guards are not "specially recruited" to "fight in an armed conflict;" they do not take direct part in hostilities as their role is as guards, not soldiers; their motivation is not "essentially the desire for private gain," as despite the high pay with no benefits, the main motivation for most guards is to help the United States; and all Blackwater personnel guarding the State Department are nationals and residents of the US, a party to the conflict (support staff are multinational). So they do not meet the Geneva Conventions' six standards to be considered mercenary.
in case anyone cares I’m a retired SNCO with close ties to units and individuals who are currently deployed in Southwest Asia.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Issa really cleared up the matter of Blackwater being a non-partisan government contractor. Not.

Geez, I can see Blackwater put the same sort of care into creating a phony "advocacy" blog that it put into choosing targets in Baghdad.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Retired I'm Not Blackwater and Hippies Suck: 2+2 does not = 5 and only a mad-dog lawyer or Faux News commentator can say "BW are not mercenaries" by saying the definition does not fit. I read the news too.

Anonymous said...

"(c) Is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party; "

So Mr. Retired Get Off My Lawn Kids says the cash does not motivate and they do it because they love USA. Oh, and they provide "security" (I thought our soldiers did), so our soldiers are free to kill bad guys. OK. That is the mission, right? Kill bad guys. No wonder its working so well. It sounds like BW doesn't want the soldiers to have all the fun.

If it was not about $ and they heart USA, they could enlist. Ergo, you talk crap.

Jim said...

I just wanted to drop by and say that I'm Blackwater's #1 fan! Love you guys!

Sincerely,

Perik Rince

upyernoz said...

i join the congressmen in thanking mr. prince. thank you mr. prince for undermining american security by unleashing a bunch of heavy armed unaccountable mercenaries on iraq just as we're trying to win their hearts and minds. and the fact that you also did it for personal profit, well, that just warms my heart even more.

Rick D. said...

Good Work Blackwater!! who else is going to do the hard lifting?? Liberals?? HAHAHAHA.......the whining pukes on this board denigrating your service are a sad sack bunch that wouldn't know the meaning of the term "service" unless it's the kind of behavior usually reserved for the Bathhouses in the SF bay area.

Semper Fidelis

ntodd said...

Yeah, they're not Mercs. And the guys at Gitmo aren't Unlawful Combatants. And I'm not the Queen of Sheba.

Anonymous said...

Nice strings puppet

Rick D. said...

The nattering nabobs of negativity whining about 'Blackwater'are simply spewing the talking points of Moveon.org,Media Matters,NAMBLA,ACLU and other Liberal lemming organizations. They hate Themselves first, America second and "real" Americans third.......10 percenters with nothing to bring to the table in other words. Put your money where your methane hole is and leave the country if you hate it so much! But, I doubt any of you have the testicular fortitude to do so.....proving my point even further.

Jason said...

It's a good thing I didn't watch the hearing so I can believe your quotes are an accurate picture of the hearings.

Please don't shoot me or my family for leaving this comment, as nobody can sue or jail you.

TexasFred said...

ntodd said...
Yeah, they're not Mercs. And the guys at Gitmo aren't Unlawful Combatants. And I'm not the Queen of Sheba.
****************
I'd take bets on the QUEEN part being correct... LMAO...

Damn guys, I think you've pissed off the libral, hate America 1st left... Good job...

Chris Tucker said...

"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."

We overthrew George III because of the likes of you.

I thought Mercs were bad asses, but apparently they're week-kneed cowards who need fainting couches in addition to being fascists.

Chris Tucker said...

"ntodd said...

THIS IS LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS CRAP, MADE UP TO AID THE ENEMY, NOT TRUE! LIBERALS, WHEN WE COME HOME, WE WILL HUNT DOWN THOSE WHO HURT THE USA!

Come and get me.
"

And me, too!

You'll be very unpleasantly surprised by the number of gun-owning liberals who not only KNOW how to use them, learned how to use them while serving honorably in the US Military, and will be willing to use them against anyone seeking to harm them.

But DO keep drinking that Coulter Kool-Aid about how liberals are all spineless cowardly pacifists.

It'll only make OUR job of cleaning you all up, if you decide to get all stupid and shooty here in the U.S., all the easier.

For your contemplation, Anonymous ALL CAPS coward: An image of myself, some years ago, requalifying on small arms at the Institute:

http://thumbsnap.com/v/YLOEIVAX.jpg

Come. Get. Me!