Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Cold day at Foggy Bottom ...

Our Foreign Service people ain't too happy:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly half of U.S. diplomats who do not want to serve in Iraq say a key reason is because they do not support the Bush administration's policies there, according to a union survey released on Tuesday.

The survey by the American Foreign Service Association, which represents the rank-and-file diplomatic corps, not political appointees, also found that most U.S. diplomats were frustrated by what they saw as a lack of resources. Four out of 10 think Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is doing a bad job supporting them.


Nobody in their right mind can think US foreign policy is sensible. The 'grunts' of the diplomatic world see the same problems with their leadership as the ones in uniform do.

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