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US Dip in Baghdad Fires Scathing Parting Shot
ABC News Publishes Embassy Staffer's "Worst of America" Memo to Crocker
02/09/2008 3:02 PM ET
An excerpt from Manuel Miranda's 10-page February 5 memo to Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
from ABCNews.com
An excerpt from Manuel Miranda's 10-page February 5 memo to Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

Here are the first two graphs of the exclusive ABC News report:
In a confidential memo, a long-time Republican operative who has served in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad for the past year says the State Department's efforts in Iraq are so poorly managed they "would be considered willfully negligent if not criminal" if done in the private sector.

"We have brought to Iraq the worst of America -- our bureaucrats," writes Manuel Miranda in the memo, which was addressed to U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and cc'd to "ALCON" or "all concerned" at the State Department.

Here is the full ABC News report.

Here is a PDF of the 10-page memo: Manuel_Miranda_1.pdf

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