Alan Grayson, critic of military contractors, rescued by ... military contractors

Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski confirmed that Grayson was spirited out of the country on a Xe helicopter, and offered this statement to Schulman: “The flight was arranged through the State Department … The congressman did not know, and frankly did not care, who owned the plane.”

If anything, this little episode further underscores some wisdom from our pal Peter Singer. Contractors: Can’t win with ‘em, can’t go to war without ‘em. Or more precisely, can’t have diplomatic security without ‘em.