Claire and I disagree about the necessity of even having our forces in Afghanistan, but we can agree on what she has to say here about Blackwater. At the beginning, she cushions the criticism to come, but when she gets down to the problem of lack of accountability for Blackwater operatives, she is right on and straight up.

Afghanistan has cost you and me about $256 billion so far, and part of that high cost is that we’re paying top dollar to an organization that doesn’t chain down its loose cannons.