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    And they are not FIGHTING. they are sent to do diplomatic work. It is part of their contract. They don't want the job? quit. Further no diplomatic officer has died in Iraq. And only 3 employees of any kind of diplomatic service for the US have died there.

    Of course with the move to boot Blackwater I can see why they would be worried.
     
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    They aren't being asked to fight as far as I can tell. I haven't seen any details on what these 48 vacancies are but, unless you have some information about how many of them are going to be out on the streets in kevlar, I'm going to assume that the majority are desk jobs. Still not risk free by any means but "fighters" is perhaps a bit of a stretch.

    I'm not saying Iraq is a picnic. I'm sure there is a degree of fear and I sure as hell wouldn't want to work there. But when you join the diplomatic service you take an oath. When they took that oath they may have had Paris, Rome or Singapore in mind but things don't always work out the way you hope.

    I have some sympathy for the role they are being asked to fill. But if you can't live up to the oath you took then the honorable course of action has always been resignation and a job in the private sector.
     
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    They can volunteer or not. If not, they can hope enough do to make it moot. Unlikely that is, so they can quit.
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    I'd just like to point out that I'm not going to comment in this thread because, well, I don't want to.

    As you were.
     
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    I've been faced with similar decisions. Stand fast, quit or suffer the consequenses. I stood fast and it worked out well for me. That's the American way that I believe in!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sniff, how were these people to know that when they signed up for "foreign service" they might go to another country, and one they dont like?

    sniff, bush hates freedoms.
     
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    Whenever I hear gwb talk about freedom or liberty, I puke.


    sniff, how about you?
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    *Sniff* - someone else has got hay fever as well? It's a bad season for it, this one :D
     

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