The Dear Leader is having trouble staffing his little nation-building experiment over in Iraq. State Department diplomats, sensibly enough, don't want to get blown to bits in the Green Zone. Condi's solution? Force 'em! But there's some dissention in the ranks:
At a rare, contentious meeting, foreign service officers told senior State Department officials that the move to fill vacancies in Baghdad puts them in danger, jeopardizes the well-being of their families, and could deplete the ranks of those willing to serve overseas at a critical time. Several diplomats said privately they would resign rather than accept orders to serve in Iraq.
Jack Crotty, a senior Foreign Service officer who has worked overseas, told his superiors that being forced to serve in Iraq is a "potential death sentence and you know it."
"It's one thing if someone believes in what's going on over there and volunteers," he said, according to the Associated Press, "but it's another thing to send someone over there on a forced assignment."
What to do? Well, we know that College Republicans and Young Republicans won't serve in the armed forces (other priorities). Maybe they'll sign up for the foreign service and help out their president. It must be less dangerous than actually fighting.