Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Defending the Diplomad (Sort of)

Peggy,

I can't resist just a quick note in defense of one of my favorite blogs, the Diplomad, which you slapped down quite effectively here. I don't have any reason to doubt that you are right that FS rules and FS norms that are being violated here. But I don't see why FSOs should be prevented from anonymous sniping at their bosses while CIA analysts can write whole books on this to wide applause? Is there something special about the Foreign Service that we are trying to protect here?