Friday, May 02, 2008

Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

Ever since noticing that a Total Security Gazillionaire was trying to buy a Senate seat here in dear old Mass I've been keeping my eye on the whole mercenary-parallel-military system we call Blackwater. Today TPM is reporting that Blackwater is trying to sell itself on the open market, buy some new cover in the form of ordinary sugar daddies, and diversify into peacekeeping and smiley faces. To my mind this is like watching wolves "diversify" into sheep. Still, it looks like Blackwater suspects either that Iraq itself is coming to an end, or that its reputation is so bad that it may lose control of its pre-owned congresspeople and the pipeline to taxpayer dollars is shutting down.