Oh, the Bush Administration, every new revelation another WTF? moment.
The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.
Ah, yes, Blackwater -- the cherry pit on the shite sundae that is the "War on Terror", all part no doubt of an all out -- and profitable -- effort to score some politically convenient points in an election year.
And how'd that work out?
The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.
Meanwhile..., there are those pending charges of conspiracy to murder and gun running too.
I'm sure this will all be discussed in the forthcoming Dick Cheney romantic fantasy.
Besides, we've now learned that we need to spend that money where it belongs, on the insurance industry.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]