The State Department cowards are lashing out at the outrageous idea they should be given a "choice" about whether they should be assigned to serve in Iraq.
If that's how you people feel --- then QUIT.
Blogger Ron Winter sums it up nicely.
"No wonder America's enemies and allies alike think this country is soft, weak, sissified, and incompetent. All they see is the diplomatic corps, which according to last week's reprehensible display, is soft, weak, sissified and incompetent.
"Oh, Mr. President. I can't serve there", whine, whine, sniffle, sniffle, "I don't agree with your policies."
I've been to Iraq. I'm a journalist, and I have kids. The burden fell entirely on my husband, and yeah, it was difficult, but not nearly as hard as the average 18-month tour of our soldiers.
Michelle Malkin, Michael Yon, Jeff Emanuel, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Oliver North ...they didn't HAVE to go. But they DID.
I'm 'volunteering' to go back again over the Christmas Holidays, just to show our soldiers how much we appreciate them. I'm not expecting, nor do I deserve any medals for bravery. I just love our guys and gals to pieces. I feel honored to be with them while they are away from their families, fighting for a historic cause.
So, for all the foreign service officers who signed up for dangerous duty --do your freakin' job, and STOP acting like cry-babies.