The private military corporation Black Water (now known as 'Xe') now wants more government cash to do things the actual military could do, but for far more money (around a billion dollars).
This is another classic case of the corporate-socialist system that is passed off to the American public as 'the free market'. The fact is, tax payers money is going towards a private, largely unaccountable company that only benefits itself. The soldiers are paid far more than US army soldiers and there is little evidence to say they do a better job. It seems to be a blank spot in people like Dick Cheney and John McCain's mind when they support a parasitic company like Xe and simultaneously call for government to stop intervening in the market.
You could call them ignorant, but I think it's fair to say they're willfully deceiving the public. They know better, and continue to support a corrupt system that only benefits themselves and bankrolls their campaigns.