October 28, 2007

Draft the Diplomats!

Big Macs, Starbucks, Blackwater, what's not to like about the Green Zone? Draft their asses!

US to force diplomats to go to Iraq

The US state department has said it will require its diplomats to staff its embassy in Iraq due to a lack of volunteers.
Privately, many US diplomats say they fear being posted to Iraq because of the risks of working in a war zone.
In addition, it is an "unaccompanied" posting, meaning children and a spouse cannot join the diplomat because of the dangers involved.
Thomas said the state department had made "directed" assignments before, such as in 1969 when an entire junior foreign officer class was sent to Vietnam and again in the 1970s and 1980s for some difficult African postings.

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