Just caught this. Politico‘s Kenneth Vogel suggests that Mitt Romney’s silence about the Blackwater killings in Iraq may have something to do with the fact that:
The top counterterrorism and national security adviser to Romney’s presidential campaign is Cofer Black, vice chairman of Blackwater USA.
I thought it might have been Romney’s general stance on the inappropriately termed war on terror and that we should “double Guantanamo” rather than shut it down that explains Romney’s silence.
But I think Romney will be the Republican primary winner, the way things look today — and it’s good to add to the brief.
— Steve Clemons