Dear Congresswoman Hooley,
I was not there to greet you when you stopped by to speak about the Willamette, but I wanted to be. Perhaps next time.
I'm writing today to express to you my outrage at the Blackwater situation in Iraq and the privatization of the military in general. I don't think private firms should receive no-bid government contracts and be able to act above any law.
The fact that we have devolved to the point of having mercenary forces suggests yet another parallel to the fall of Rome.
Please do what you can to bring Blackwater criminals to justice and end the practice of hiring mercenary forces.
Thank you for your sincere efforts on behalf of the people of the 5th district of Oregon.