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Bad Press Hits Blackwater's Biz

Congressional investigations, Iraqi government probes, and a bad run of PR disasters have caught up to Blackwater USA, the security contractor under fire in the war. We're told that Pakistan political star Benazir Bhutto, targeted in a suicide bombing upon her return last month from exile, wanted Blackwater guards to handle her security.

But they chose not to accept the offer, citing the bad publicity and the likelihood it would only increase attention and scrutiny on them.

By Paul Bedard