Blackwater USA into one of the world's most respected and reviled defense contractors will no longer be involved in the company's operations.
A spokeswoman for the company, now called Xe (zee), said Wednesday that Erik Prince will relinquish involvement in its day-to-day operations and give up some of his ownership rights. Prince had appointed a new president and chief operating officer in a management shake-up earlier this year.
Aw. So sad.
Prince has become a scapegoat for some of the Bush administration’s misadventures in Iraq. … Congressmen and lawyers, human-rights groups and pundits, have described Prince as a war profiteer, one who has assembled a rogue fighting force capable of toppling governments. … “I put myself and my company at the C.I.A.’s disposal for some very risky missions. … But when it became politically expedient to do so, someone threw me under the bus. … I’m an easy target.”
Shocking. I've never heard of such a thing.
Prince said he is instead “going to teach high school.” “History and economics,” he said. “I may even coach wrestling.”
Wrestling to the death.
"Hey, Indiana Jones taught school, too."
How dare you.