Representative Rush D. Holt, a New Jersey Democrat who is chairman of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, said in an interview that “the use of contractors in intelligence and paramilitary operations is a scandal waiting to be examined... It’s been very troubling to a lot of people.”To make matters even less like a "just war" and more like a "moral quagmire," Blackwater's mercenary-in-chief, Prince, just gave an interview to Vanity Fair describing some of these operations. According to Jeremy Scahill, the whole interview is a way of making it clear to Congress and the CIA that Prince refuses to be prosecuted and if he is prosecuted, he'll talk, loud, about all the dirty little secrets of this oh so "just war." This system --where bad guys go to the press as a way of letting the government know that they will not take the blame for what are in fact the government's misdeeds-- is known as "greymail," used most effectively by that brave warrior Ollie North.
"The only reason Prince would do this [interview] is that he feels he is in very serious jeopardy of criminal charges," says Scott Horton, a prominent national security and military law expert. "He absolutely would not do these things otherwise."Is Erik Prince Threatening the U.S. Government? | World | AlterNet. If Obama is right and the war in Afghanistan is "just," and America is a "force for good in the world,"what are we going to do with a problem like Blackwater? Blackwater is fighting in our name, with our money, in a way that no sane person could describe as "just" or "a force of good." No amount of rhetorical flourish can hide the ugly truth that Obama's wars are not some sort of heroic and just path to a better world, but ugly, dirty wars of Empire, including a Christian Empire.