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California town rejects Blackwater plan

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POTRERO, Calif. (AP) -- Residents of a small California town have rejected a plan to put a Blackwater training camp near town. Residents voted yesterday to recall five members of an advisory planning board that endorsed the North Carolina-based global security firm's plan. The results of a mail-in-ballot recall were announced early this morning. Moyock, North Carolina-based Blackwater wanted to turn an 800-acre former chicken farm into a training camp for law enforcement officers. The facility would have included eleven firing ranges, a driving track and a helipad. Opposition intensified in September, after Blackwater guards were investigated in the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. A call to a Blackwater spokesman early this morning was not immediately returned. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The unwilling and incapable don't hesitate to judge, do they?

It's truly amazing that so many people who have never gone into harm's way don't hesitate to sit in judgment of those who have. I'm sure that the limp-wristed pansies who are condemning Blackwater are experts at defending and moving diplomats, and would be more than willing to go to Iraq or Afghanistan to show us how it's done.