Will George Orwell please pick up the white courtesy phone?
We have a question on Orwellian language:
U.S. Special Operations Forces have a brand new home in Afghanistan. It’s owned and operated by the security company formerly known as Blackwater, thanks to a no-bid deal worth $22 million.
You might think that Blackwater, now called Academi, was banished into some bureaucratic exile after its operatives in Afghanistan stole guns from U.S. weapons depots and killed Afghan civilians. Wrong. Academi’s private 10-acre compound outside Kabul, called Camp Integrity, is the new headquarters for perhaps the most important special operations unit in Afghanistan.
One thing I like about the military is that dry, dry ironic humor.
NOTE Nice to see the continuity between the Bush and the Obama administrations on absolutely no accountability for mercenaries, ever. It's reassuring. Stability in a changing world!