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Obama joshes that even crying baby is 'outraged' by Blackwater
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Thursday October 4, 2007

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Hired guns are wreaking havoc in a half-decade old war with no end in sight, and despite their take-over of Congress last year, Democrats have been unable to force President Bush to change course in Iraq -- sometimes it's enough to make you want to scream.

And that's exactly what at least one little audience member did Wednesday, as Barack Obama announced a plan to reign in rogue contractors in the wake of the scandal surrounding Blackwater USA.

"The contractors would also have to follow rules of engagement," Obama was saying, as an infant's wail rose from the crowd.

"I know -- he's outraged too about Blackwater," Obama said as the child cried out again. "I know -- it's terrible."

Obama told a Democratic crowd at a presidential campaign stop in Iowa City that contractors needed to coordinate with the military and stop actions that "undermine our mission."

The Illinois senator criticized the Bush administration for not reining in Blackwater, according to the Associated Press.

"There is no evidence they have raised any concerns about Blackwater’s behavior," he charged.

The following video clips are from CNN.com, broadcast on October 3, 2007.