From the facebook-profile of the group "'Contractors' in Iraq ARE Mercenaries!":
"FOR CLARIFICATION PURPOSES.
THIS GROUP IS PRO-CONTRACTOR.
WE CONVINCED THE KID THAT USED TO RUN IT TO GIVE IT TO GLEN AND I (ROB) BECAUSE THE GROUP HAD BECOME ALMOST 99% PRO CONTRACTOR. SORRY ABOUT THE NAME, BUT WE CANNOT CHANGE IT.
P.S.- DONT VOTE HILLARY '08. HA HA.
Glen and Rob have taken control of the group. We support the efforts of our contractors and understand that there has been a place for these men since the beginning of warfare. The main difference between the Contractors of today, and the Mercenaries of the past is that most contractors are guided to through their emplyoment by concience. They will not accept bids to do work for immoral reason. They serve the interests of democratic nations.
Blackwater, AEGIS (Executive Outcomes), Dyncorp, and MPRI are just some of the organizations known as "private security contractors" or "Private Military Corporations (PMCs) ". They are the new target of some members the liberal left and others who are uninformed about the key role that these companies play.
These men are called "mercenaries" in a very condescending way. It is suggested that these men are untrained, unproffesional, and merciless. Anyone who has that opinion has seen "Iraq for Sale" WAY to many times.
These men were once the best that the US military had to offer. Now they are the best the US military can hire. They come from a variety of backgrounds: (...)"Comments (9)