Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rep. Grayson And His History With Blackwater/Xe

Rep. Grayson, Blackwater Critic, Finds Himself In A Jam. Blackwater To The Rescue. -- Washington Examiner

Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken Florida Democrat, has been a big critic of several military contractors, especially Blackwater, the company now known as Xe. But last week, Grayson, on congressional business in Niger, found himself in a dicey situation when violence broke out and a coup was underway. (Grayson could hear the gunfire from a nearby building.) After a stay at the U.S. Embassy, Grayson was able to catch a flight, arranged by the State Department, out of Niger to Burkina Faso, from which he returned to the United States.

And who ran the flight that evacuated Grayson from the dangerous situation in Niger? None other than Blackwater. Late this afternoon, Grayson's office confirmed that it was an Xe flight that took the lawmaker from Niger to Burkina Faso.

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More News On Rep. Grayson And Blackwater/Xe

Blackwater Rescued Progressive House Rep. Alan Grayson from Niger's 'Civil Unrest' -- Alertnet
Grayson: Even If Blackwater Saved Me From Coup, I Stand By Criticism Of Contractors -- TPM
Grayson flees African coup in copter of contractor he criticized -- Orlando Sentinel
I’m a Congressman, Get Me out of Here! -- The Danger Room
Did Blackwater Rescue Alan Grayson in Niger? -- Mother Jones
Blackwater Did Rescue Alan Grayson -- Mother Jones

My Comment: The irony is unbelievable. No surprise .... Rep. Alan Grayson feels uncomfortable praising the organization that saved his butt from a possible dangerous situation.

But will this change anything .... I doubt it. He made his fortune suing contractors like Blackwater, and his political leanings are extreme left. I predict that after a week of lying low (if not sooner) he will be back to his normal self.

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