Blackwater’s New Ethics Chief: John Ashcroft … No, That’s Not a Typo

Posted on May 04, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations – Kevin Hayden

Source: Wired

The consortium in charge of restructuring the world’s most infamous private security firm just added a new chief in charge of keeping the company on the straight and narrow. Yes, John Ashcroft, the former attorney general, is now an “independent director” of Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater.

Ashcroft will head Xe’s new “subcommittee on governance,” its backers announced early Wednesday in a statement, an entity designed to “maximize governance, compliance and accountability” and “promote the highest degrees of ethics and professionalism within the private security industry.”

In other words, we should expect no more shooting civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan; no more signing for weapons its guards aren’t authorized to carry in warzones; no more impersonations of cartoon characters to acquire said weaponry; and no more steroids and coke on the job….?  What about the adolescent dancing boys they pay for?  Or the young girls they gang rape?

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