RichA 22 Jun 2005 I just watched it. I can't really say there is all that much to be concerned about. There may have been overcharging by them, they may have untrained men in positions they shouldn't be, there may not be enough oversite of the contractors by the army, they may generate some animosity amongst the troops. But the piece failed to indicate anything seriously wrong with the concept of private contractors doing the jobs the army doesn't have the man power to do. The cleaning latrines bit was a good case in point. IMO, the piece was just more crying from people who KNEW risks of that place, who (for some inexplicable reason) pretend they were making $600-$1000/day for doing "easy" non-dangerous work. The families of the contractors who were killed deserve sympathy, but they clearly understood what the situation was in Iraq and as the piece pointed out about the ex-Seal trainer who was killed, they all knew that people taking these jobs would never earn that kind of money stateside. The best part of the piece was the idea of cutting back on the luxuries afforded to the troops; Provinding this "U.S. peacetime base" lifestyle is CLEARLY not a good way to maintain the idea of being in a war and maintaining fighting readiness. One officer mentioned they made the same mistake in Vietnam.