posted on Dec, 21 2005 @ 08:15 PM
First of all, no ONE person is in charge of ALL the Contractors, there are ATLEAST three different companies over there. LockheedMartin I know is the
biggest, CACI was over there, but L.M. Recently took over for them. If your friends dad claims to be Incharge of all the Contractors, he's a Country
Manager for ONE Contracting company, who only gathers info from those under him. While doing so, he collects propoganda. There are ALOT of
Intellegence Anylysts over there that are Contractors. Think of your friends dad as the Unexperienced Officer, (Which he probably was in the
military.) He was never an NCO so he doesn't know EXACTLY what he's looking at, but he has a good Idea. When he starts receiving pictures and
stories of things that have happened They are mostlikely Propoganda. I'm curious as to how he came across these pictures, because most Propoganda
documents are scanned and posted on Secret Websites (Fort Knox Secret -> Topsecret Specialty Clearance Internet Server, something like that.) Country
managers are there to look out for those people, give orders, and such and such. They aren't compiling articles, gathering intel, or planing routes.
They are making sure the people under him get this done. Someone in charge doesn't nescesarly know more than someone doing the work. Especially since
the INTEL field works with a Need To Know method. If you don't need to know, don't worry about it. Focus on your work, and please do it, instead of
getting distracted. So, while we need Officers/Country Managers/Department Managers, It doesn't mean they are all knowing. They're just there to
make sure the job gets done.
He might have come across propoganda that Iraqi Militiants put out (It won't be the most technologically advanced stuff) but since he doesn't know
exactly what he's looking at, his imagination is left to fill in the blanks. this is where his beliefs come in; is this a bad war, good war, am I
liberal, conservative, cynic? So, don't believe everything you get, even if you think it's from a good source.
I can say that Abu Khurab(sp?) was probably the worse incident, and possibly will be the worst. My mom is working in Iraq now, as a Department Manager
(The good, NCO route kind.) While also compiling articles. But supposedly they are better than the people that were there. A furnace is a Furnace, and
if you could only here the stories from people that actually travel Iraq, and don't just sit in a cubicle, You might decide that they are alot
happier than they were. Don't give into propoganda, it's the enemy on both sides... And people usually tend to shoot down any propoganda America
puts up, since they are always on the lookout for it. So the government has more or less, stopped trying. I say, don't look at the bad things that a
few trouble makers are causing, but look at that bridge that has gone up, that road that's been paved, that city block that has been secured. No one
reports that on the news.