Monday, November 05, 2007

Diplomats Don't Want to Go to Iraq. Would You?

An insider view of the town-hall meeting held to discuss the drafting of diplomats for Iraq.
FSOs are not a rallying kind of people. As I've detailed elsewhere, they are a careerist kind of people. In a situation such as described by Pastor Niemoeller's famous poem, FSOs are likely to sit down and mentally go through their personal affiliations to try to work out exactly how long they might optimally be able to stay silent before someone comes after them and they need to get the hell out. I mean, let's just establish that from the start, especially as it helps to understand how astonishing the ending of this tale is.
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