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    Repiglican Roast

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    I'm furious about my squandered nation.

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    The role of private contractors in Iraq

    [...]
    American troops are being abused with extended tours of duty, over-reliance on the National Guard and recall to duty after their original tours have been completed. And they're all being paid nominal military salaries for this abuse.

    Meanwhile, how much are U.S. taxpayers shelling out for these American and foreign contractors? What is their average salary compared to that of an American soldier?

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