Huffington on Blackwater

Blackwater Madness: How NOT to Win Hearts and Minds in the Middle East.

Last week’s Blackwater hearings provided yet another instance of how the Bush presidency has forced us to examine what kind of nation we are. Already on the table are questions like: Are we a nation that tortures people? Are we a nation of laws? Are we a nation where the judgment of the chief executive is beyond the reach of the law? And now another: are we okay with a bunch of lawless mercenaries being the public face of the U.S.?…

It’s time to put an end to the Blackwaters of the world. And Democratic primary voters should ask themselves: which candidate is most likely to pull the plug on the rent-an-Army debacle?