When I was a kid, all the way through grad school, I thought working in the Foreign Service would be about the coolest thing possible. I didn't end up there...looks like that might be OK after all!
Check out this NPR post for a short rundown on the current state of affairs.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19315183&sc=emaf It comes as no surprise that both numbers and morale are down. We've had no interest in diplomacy for at least 8 years now.
The title says it all.
Nothing simultaneously amuses and infuriates me more than when W. or someone from his circle describes someone or something else as "irresponsible." This from a guy who's presided over an unprecedented growth of the U.S. government, run up record deficits (as part of an also unprecedented transfer of wealth to the upper 1% of the country), led us into one unnecessary war while largely neglecting another potentially purposeful conflict (Afghanistan-Bin Laden), and basically put us back...
You find the damnedest things at Half Price Books.