Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Rep. Shays praises Blackwater's 'perfect record'

Congressman Chris Shays (R-Conn.) has been to Iraq 18 times - more often than almost any other lawmaker - and like all visiting congressmen and senators, was protected by Blackwater security.

"Every year you have had men who have risked their lives and been killed fulfilling their mission," Shays tells Blackwater CEO Erik Prince in the hearing, adding that the company has fulfilled its mission "100 percent."

"That's a perfect record," Shays says. "And you don't get any credit for it for some reason."

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