Erik Prince Speaks

You remember Erik don’t you?

Well, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation had access to a tape of him speaking that he’s planning on reporting but you get to see early via his blog RebelReports and Atrios.

Erik the Bloody-

A little known fact, you know when the shoe bomber in Iraq was throwing his shoes at President Bush, in December 08, we provided diplomatic security, but we had no responsibility for the president’s security-that’s always the Secret Service that does that. We happened to have a guy in the back of the room and he saw that first shoe go and he drew his weapon, got a sight picture, saw that it was only a shoe, he re-holstered, went  forward and took that guy down while the Secret Service was still standing there flat-footed. I have a picture of that-I’m publishing a book, so watch for that later this fall-in which you’ll see all the reporters looking, there’s my guy taking the shoe thrower down. He didn’t shoot him, he just tackled him, even though the guy was committing assault and battery on the president of the United States. I asked a friend of mine who used to run the Secret Service if they had a written report of that and he said the debrief was so bad they did not put it in writing.

emptywheel’s take-

Erik Prince Proposes Blackwater Become Big Oil’s Enforcer

By: emptywheel Monday May 3, 2010 3:36 pm

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  1. Plenty more where that came from.

    • Edger on May 4, 2010 at 4:36 am

    out to Deepwater Horizon, and plug the leak with his head?

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