State Department diplomats drafted for duty in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, Lord. Is there nothing this administration does that makes any sense?
     
  2. solvs macrumors 603

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    This is going to go over just about as well as anything else the administration has tried to do.

    Which is to say, not very well.
     
  3. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Diplomats actually expected to go work where they are needed? What a concept.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Too bad the state department wasn't screaming louder when all those other people were sent to Iraq.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    Don't be ridiculous. There is no reason on earth that diplomats - or anyone else bar the military - should expect to be sent to a war zone. After all, war is supposed to be the continuing of diplomacy by other means. They aren't supposed to be concurrent.
     
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    And pharmacists actually expected to dispense the medicines doctors have determined the patient needs? What a concept.
     
  7. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    You get off your meds for a moment there? :confused:
     
  8. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Not at all. It's just amusing watching people who support the right of an employee to not do a part of their job that they find objectionable suddenly decide that it's not acceptable for an employee to not do a part of their job that they find objectionable.

    But hey, thanks for the insinuation that I'm insane. Well done.
     
  9. solvs macrumors 603

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    They should say they'll go as soon as the entire Bush administration and their cronies can go there, and stay there, without making "surprise" visits. This is more than just doing their jobs, it's pretty much the definition of above and beyond. And very likely, as they said, a death sentence. Since we've been throwing diplomacy out the window since day one, it seems even more ridiculous.

    But yeah, I'm also wondering where they were when it was others being sent there.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    No wonder BushCo doesn't want to resurrect the military draft...
     
  11. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Bingo, its OK as long as someone else is getting killed for some draft dodgers policy.
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    Maybe all of those calling for the diplomats to be forced to go, should go there themselves. Put their money where their mouths are. Won't happen of course. But it's an idea that should be asked of everyone who insists they should be made to go. Here's the oath they have to take BTW:

     

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