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Zackery Tenorio Gabby Rivera Kaitlyn Granger Alyx Kunz INTS-101-001 Dr. Tawisil, A. Iraq for Sale Film Reflection The documentary “Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers” is one of many media releases showcasing the scandal, mismanagement, and greed that underlines the dangerous outsourcing of military jobs to private companies. The film paints a very bleak picture of military contractors, showing that they use inefficient and dangerous practices in combat zones, that they exploit their cost-plus contracts to buy luxuries while cutting corners in more important areas, and that they even resulted in unnecessary deaths on both sides of the front. However, many defend the practice of military outsourcing . ; s S ome say the media is sensationalizing the trend as a new problem when contractors have been used throughout history. These arguments coalesce to create a strong critique of the film as somewhat one-sided and narrow-sighted. Blackwater and Haliburton were in the business of making money by at any means necessary and , the film wanted to show us just how they did this. It’s easy for them to exploit everyone else when no one checks on them because they are supposed to be on our team. They started off with the idea to help the U.S government but it was easy for them to stray away from this because either way they were going to get paid. From the film we saw the general attitude of the men and women overseas. Generally everyone had a negative attitude because they saw what was going on but they could not do anything because they were under contract. The members of
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  • Fall '16
  • Dr. Amina Tawasil
  • Military of the United States, Robert Greenwald, brave new films, Professional Overseas Contractors

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