The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, January 29, 2007

A Closer Look, Part 2

More good news; the Army is apparently gearing up to investigate civillian contractors in Iraq. 'Bout time. I haven't talked to a soldier or Marine yet who has been in country and didn't absolutely despise these people. I've always maintained that the widespread use of civillian contractors in the War on Terror was primarily a fig leaf to cover how thinly stretched our uniformed military was and is. Plus, the idea of mercenary armies prowling around war zones has been a bad idea since Machiavelli warned about it.

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