Even more hope and change from the White House as Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department blocks oversight of the massive mercenary army it is raising.
By January 2012, the State Department will do something it’s never done before: command a mercenary army the size of a heavy combat brigade. That’s the plan to provide security for its diplomats in Iraq once the U.S. military withdraws. And no one outside State knows anything more, as the department has gone to war with its independent government watchdog to keep its plan a secret.
I am willing to bet that the salaries they pay these mercenaries are five to ten times more than they pay the soldiers and Marines who continue to die in that forgotten war.