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Jeremy Scahill Responds to Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, Visits Blackwater Sites and Prince’s Hometown
by Democracy Now (reposted)
Wednesday May 23rd, 2007 7:39 AM
Blackwater has remained relatively quiet in the face of its critics but last week, the company’s founder, Erik Prince, wrote an article to The Grand Rapids Press in response to a series of articles in the paper on Blackwater. The paper has referred to Jeremy Scahill’s book as putting Prince in the national media spotlight. We get Scahill’s response, and hear about his recent visit to Prince’s hometown and new Blackwater sites in California and Illinois.
Blackwater has remained relatively quiet in the face of its critics but last week, the company’s founder, Erik Prince, wrote an article to The Grand Rapids Press in response to a series of articles in the paper on Blackwater. The paper had referred to Jeremy Scahill’s book as putting Prince in the national media spotlight. We get Scahill’s response, and hear about his recent visit to Prince’s hometown and new Blackwater sites in California and Illinois.

* Jeremy Scahill. Author of the New York Times bestseller, “Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.” Jeremy is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and correspondent for Democracy Now! He testified two weeks ago before the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense at hearing on Defense Contracting.

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