Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Army Business

Charlie Rose's excellent interview of Blackwater head Erik Prince Monday night stayed mainly on the topic of the civilian death incident in Iraq - but this exchange was a real eye opener.
Since the world seems to be run increasingly by corporations, it's only a matter of time before private business armies are jetting around the world dealing with hot spots for money. This is a job I'd rather see the Marines doing, but the State Department is already farming it out. Prince's ideas in the above link are well intentioned, but, boy, things could get complicated pretty fast. Imagine if employees from a private security firm in China choppered into St. Louis and accidentally shot your uncle...yikes!