Here’s an interesting form letter that was brought to my attention. Seems like Blackwater is in damage control mode and sent the following to people on their mailing list:
A Request for Your Support
The Blackwater family is comprised of dedicated and active service
providers that work vigorously to support the American nation. In this
tumultuous political climate, Blackwater Worldwide has taken center
stage, our services and ethics aggressively challenged with
misinformation and fabrications. Letters, e-mails and calls to your
elected Congressional representatives can and will create a positive
impact by influencing the manner in which they gather and present
While we can’t ask that each supporter do everything, Blackwater asks
that everyone does something. Contact your lawmakers and tell them to
stand by the truth. Correspondence should be polite and professional.
We don’t support generating negative messages. Tell the Blackwater
story and encourage your representatives to seek the truth instead of
reading negative propaganda and drawing the wrong conclusions.
Cost efficiency of Blackwater – saving the US taxpayer millions of
dollars so that the US Government doesn’t have to take troops from
their missions or send more into harms way
– Professional population of service veterans and mature law
Sacrifice in lives lost by Blackwater saving US diplomats without one
single protectee harmed
If you see a lawmaker speaking good things about Blackwater, contact
their offices and let them know that they have your support. Find and
contact your federal, state, and local officials by visiting www.congress.org.
Expanding our communications effort starts with you. Pass the word –
pass the truth.