Diplomats Bitching About Mandatory Iraq Service
The State Department recently announced that it would order some diplomats to serve at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq due to a lack of volunteers, what with it being Iraq and all. As a 22-year-old, I prefer the idea of a diplomat-draft over that of a draft-draft, but these emissaries ain't feeling it. The State Department held a town hall yesterday to run through the gripes (it's all "dangerous" over there or something), and it's pretty clear now that our diplomatic corps is just a bunch of pussies.
The biggest complaints diplomats have about the U.S. Embassy in Iraq is that, well, people tend to shoot at it. In fact, they're always shooting at things in Iraq. Everywhere! And of course, this makes for some saaaad pandas:
One woman said she returned from a tour in Basra with post-traumatic stress disorder only to find that the State Department would not authorize medical treatment.
Boo-freaking-hoo, lady. "Ooh, look at me, I saw a man get shot and stuff and... and... it was all weird, I'm a little baby, wah wah wah!" Get over it! Go and serve your country already, like I do every day by making fun of it on the Internet.
Envoys Resist Forced Iraq Duty [WP]