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Hours After Jeremy Scahill Exposé, Clinton Proposes Military Contractor Ban

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On Thursday, Jeremy Scahill, Democracy Now! correspondent and author of "Blackwater," reported that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would not “rule out” using private military companies like Blackwater Worldwide in Iraq. Hours later, rival candidate Hillary Clinton called for a ban on the use of private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a statement posted on her website, Clinton said she would co-sponsor a measure to ban the use of Blackwater and other private military firms.

Read Jeremy’s article in The Nation: Obama’s Mercenary Position

Coverage in Wired.com


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