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US Army General Wounded While Protected by Foreign Mercs

No wonder Lou Dobbs went ballistic over this story:

Pentagon officials confirmed to FOX News that Brigadier Gen. Jeffrey J. Dorko, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division in Baghdad, was one of two soldiers wounded Monday by an improvised explosive device (IED) in northern Baghdad.

Military officials said Dorko suffered shrapnel wounds and was flown to Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany for treatment. His wounds were described as non-life threatening.

The other soldier was treated and released.

Dorko was traveling Monday morning with a private security team belonging to Erinys International when the attack occurred in northern Baghdad.

American military officers protected by private security contractors is bad enough, but foreign security contractors? This is absolutely outrageous. If we don’t have enough soldiers to protect our own, we should re-think the mission.

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