Posted by lex, on November 1, 2007
Welcome to your country’s war.
Hundreds of US diplomats have protested against a government move to force them to accept postings in war-torn Iraq. About 300 angry diplomats attended a meeting at the state department, at which one labelled the decision a “potential death sentence”. If too few volunteer, some will be forced to go to Iraq – or risk dismissal, except those exempted for medical or personal hardship reasons.
Look at the bright side: At least you weren’t recently born. Heard tell that’s a certain death sentence.We hope you enjoy your stay.