Did you know that the head of Blackwater, the security firm that has been in the news lately for shooting incidents in Iraq, earns $1.5m a year? The leading US General in Iraq (who is actually out there), gets $330K a year.
The average Blackwater employee in Iraq gets $600 a day. The average new soldier in Iraq gets around $85. I can’t help but wonder how much lobbying these security firms do to prolong such conflicts?
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