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chascaz Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:39 PM
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6. I think this has to do more with dumbya's crony appointments ...
to ambassadorships and consolates. When he took over in 2000, they eliminated alot of positions at embassies, such as the Science Officers. They basically turned our state dept into a front man for corporations to "deal" in foreign countries, and now the only business that goes on at our embassies is all about USAID, and making our state dept into a giant "economic hit-man".

In Uganda, they were making great progress in the fight against AIDS, until dumbya came along. They once recieved funding for their "ABC" program - Abstinence, Be faithful, and use Condoms - but now aids is on the rise again because dumbya's state dept. changed the rules so that no funding goes to anyone who doesn't preach abstinence ONLY.

So I do believe there are plenty of (willing) Americans who can speak foreign languages, but they aren't going to be getting a job in dumbya's state dept, since they aren't cronied enough.

Peace - :)
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