“We have brought to Iraq the worst of America – our bureaucrats…”

PoliticalWarfare.org links to and excerpts a scathing insider criticism of the Foreign Service in Iraq.

The U.S. Foreign Service (Btw, why isn’t this called the US Diplomatic Service) is not the US SysAdmin, that is for sure.

The President Should Fire Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon…Secreatry Rice Too

PoliticalWarfare.Org notes:

Here’s a great way to reward the only country in the hemisphere that still has troops in Iraq and is one of our last solid Latin American allies: Give a high-level diplomatic reception to its Marxist opposition.

This is precisely what the State Department did today to our ally El Salvador, poking it in the eyes or worse by receiving a delegation from the Marxist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) – the group that murdered US Marine Embassy guards in the notorious Zona Rosa massacre, among other things.
Now Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is bankrolling the FMLN’s attempt to defeat the pro-US government of El Salvador in the 2009 elections – and Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon is right there to help. He’s greeting FMLN presidential candidate Mauricio Funes with full diplomatic recognition, ignoring the fact that the meeting boosts the credibility of the Marxist opposition party in what most observers agree will be a tight election.
Meanwhile, Funes is in Washington meddling in American internal political affairs, saying he hopes the Democrats win the 2008 presidential elections here. All the Democrat candidates for president should disavow his endorsement, but I’m not holding my breath.

Bush should fire ASS (I like the Acronym) Shannon and Secretary Rice for this type of incompetence and activity that goes against America’s interests. The State Department is a mess.