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And by “bad rap” – we can assume it wasn’t an assessment of their hip-hop skills.

Mega thanks to Pat Dollard, for finding this US News story:

Blackwater Got the Gig Securing Obama in Afghanistan

Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for his trip last week to Afghanistan and Iraq. But Whispers confirms that Blackwater did handle the Democratic presidential candidate’s security in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq. What’s more, Obama was overheard saying: “Blackwater is getting a bad rap.” Since everything appeared to go swimmingly, maybe he will take firms like Blackwater out of his sights, the company’s supporters hope.

Time to google all of Obama’s old ‘contractor’ and ‘Blackwater’ quotes.  So, he supports FISA – retroactive telecom immunity, and Blackwater.  Welcome to the GOP, Barack.

—Media Lizzy