Sunday, July 27, 2008

Obama Flip-Flip #34: Blackwater

This one comes to us from US News and World Report:
Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for his trip last week to Afghanistan and Iraq. But Whispers confirms that Blackwater did handle the Democratic presidential candidate's security in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq. What's more, Obama was overheard saying: "Blackwater is getting a bad rap." Since everything appeared to go swimmingly, maybe he will take firms like Blackwater out of his sights, the company's supporters hope.
He was against them before he was for them?

UPDATE: One of the USN&WR commenters has it:
"Obama: 'This isn't the Blackwater that I knew!'"
Ahh, that's the stuff...