For sale: Blackwater

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Sorry, Blackwater, but this is a pretty hard sell. Who'd want 'em?

The security firm formerly known as Blackwater is looking for new ownership, announcing Monday it is pursuing a sale of the company that became renowned and reviled for its involvement with the U.S. government in Iraq and elsewhere. [...]

Owner and founder Erik Prince said selling the company is a difficult decision, but constant criticsm of Xe helped him make up his mind.

"Performance doesn't matter in Washington, just politics," Prince said in a further statement.

Hey Erik, how'd that Iraq performancey killy thing work out for ya? Or was pointing that out "just politics".

Other than the 2007 shooting in Baghdad that killed 17 people, this might hamper their sales appeal too:

More recently, five former executives, including Gary Jackson, the company's ex-president, were indicted on charges of conspiring to violate federal firearms laws. Jackson was among the top officials who left the company last year in a management shakeup.

Location, location, location!

They may be selling, but none of us are buying.

FYI: Here is my Blackwater for Dummeez primer for a refresher course on who these thugs are.

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  • Luci

    Well, they could be bought by our enemies. A mercenary takes work wherever the price is right and country loyalty has nothing to do with it.

  • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

    The truth is outsourced.

  • http://twitter.com/Lotus_Man Lotus_Man

    This may be an opportunity for Halliburton...