Will Blackwater Come to California?

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Blackwater, the company famous for contractors who killed 17 Iraqi civilians, wants to set up a training camp east of San Diego. But the tiny town of Potrero nearby is overwhelmingly opposed. Was it all about the environment, maintaining a rural lifestyle, or the war in Iraq? Also, American automakers, mileage standards and money.

PHOTO: Charred branches after strong winds pushed the Harris Fire to more than 75,000 acres on October 25, 2007 near Potrero, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)



Warren Olney