Saturday, October 27, 2007

You WILL go to Iraq Says State Department


It would appear that the diplomatic corps is a tad reluctant to to witness first hand the delights of a democratic Iraq, whodathunkit?

The US state department has said it may have to force some diplomats to work in Iraq to fill vacancies at the embassy in Baghdad.

About 250 foreign service staff are to be told they are "prime candidates" for nearly 50 jobs, state department human resources director Harry Thomas said.

If too few people volunteer, some will be ordered to go and risk dismissal if they refuse, Mr Thomas said.

Iraq postings have previously been filled on a voluntary basis. more

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