The CIA has fired Blackwater (aka Xe) from its operational role in drone airstrikes on al Qaeda bases. That’s a good start. Â But Erik Prince’s band of pirates still has “security and support” contracts, not just with the CIA but also with the State Department. Â It will take time for the criminal process to run its course on all of the misconduct by the firm and its employees. Â There’s no need to keep feeding that particular beast at the government trough in the meantime.