[lit-ideas] Secret State Dept memo from Iraq

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:13:42 -0700

Here is a secret memo from Zalmay Khalilzad (the US ambassador to Iraq) to Condoleeza Rice, the US Secretary of State.

It describes the living conditions for Iraqi employees of the US embassy in 


It's a long series of bad news. The embassy employees are in fear of their lives. If the US can't protect its own employees, then it isn't doing much for ordinary Iraqi.

The worst line in the memo is when the embassy employees ask what provisions the US will make for them if it evacuates (item 15 in the memo).


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