Filed Under: Cry Me a River

Calling it “a potential death sentence,” several hundred diplomats expressed their resentment Wednesday over a new State Department policy that could force them to serve in Iraq or risk losing their jobs.

The very first question I’d ask, if I had any of these [cough] selfless public servants in front of me, is how many of you have ever said, “there’s no military solution”? That phrase, of course, is widely misunderstood, or deliberately misrepresented, as meaning that the use of the military has no place. But either way, a strong diplomatic effort is a requirement and if the diplomats don’t step up then selection is the only alternative.

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