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Iraq tosses Blackwater- Who wins?

The Iraqi government has refused to renew Blackwater's contract in Iraq and so Dyncorp and Triple Canopy will be picking up the slack. Noah Shactman of Danger Room at Wired wonders if they will simply pick up the same BW contractors who have been doing the work. He has a more skeptical view of the over all professionalism of these folks than I do, and is concerned that the end result will be "same as it ever was". I think they will pick up some, but not the best and most-experienced as Blackwater has their loyalty as well as work all over the world for them to do. So I agree with him that it is a net loss for State and the Iraqis, but not because the contractors for BW were bad guys, because the best will move to new gigs.