Saturday, October 27, 2007

Uncle Sam Wants Diplomats


Forget the all volunteer army, the State Department (you know, the guys protected by Blackwater mercenaries) is about to start drafting diplomats for Iraq. Mama didn't raise no stupid diplomats. A call went out for volunteers for posts in Iraq and the response has been ... apparently less than enthusiastic.

Next Monday morning is going to be more annoying for 200-300 men and women than usual. That's the day they will discover that they have been "selected" for consideration of duty in Iraq. Lucky ducks!

Not all of those 200-300 have to go. In fact, that number will get willowed down to about 50. Those who are lucky enough to get tapped on Monday will have 10 days to come up with a good reason why they shouldn't have spend the next year in Iraq. Apparently "only those with compelling reasons, such as a medical condition" will get to bow out. But hey, not to worry, if you get picked, you'll get extra pay and vacation time! Man, if that doesn't motivate people to get their butts over there where their butts have a good chance of being blown off, I don't know what will.

2 Comments:

Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

I think your performance on an obstacle course should be timed and assessed for your ability to run, swerve, duck and scale walls, since the Green Zone seems to get mortared every night. That bad knee, the bum shoulder, that persistent whiplash or your tendency to go all to pieces when cars backfire should be enough to get you disqualified. if you can possibly claim any of these conditions, you should be okayed for disqualification and a cubbyhole at Foggy Bottom HQ and/or visa duty in Fiji.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Did you hear the diplomats going nuts at that meeting? Boy are they pissed. And boy do I don't care. They work for this administration. I'd like to see the whole administration sent over to Iraq.

9:26 AM  

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