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Friday, November 2, 2007

Use wounded troops if diplomats refuse service

Rep. Hunter urges Bush to fire rebellious officials who complain Baghdad assignment 'death sentence'

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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Responding to reports that State Department officials are refusing to serve in Iraq because it's too dangerous, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has proposed a novel plan to President Bush – to bypass the agency and recruit from among U.S. military troops discharged after suffering injury.

Hunter, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, told talk-radio host Glenn Beck today he met with Bush just 30 minutes prior to the interview and gave him a letter outlining the plan.

"I said, 'Let's go over to Bethesda and Walter Reed (hospitals) and as we get these new – these soldiers and Marines who are embarking on new careers," Hunter said, "let's recruit them for the State Department; and let's fire these guys that refuse to go, and we'll give the State Department careers to these military guys." For the rest of the article at World Net Daily: Plan: Use wounded troops if diplomats refuse service

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