Of the 1,000 U.S. employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, only 10 have a working knowledge of Arabic, according to the State Department.
That is still a slight improvement from last year when, according to the Iraq Study Group, six people in the embassy spoke Arabic.
You’d think this was eloquent enough to define the incompetence and arrogance of our White House Wizards?
In April, the director of the International Affairs Office at the GAO said the State Department had started taking action to correct the problems from last year’s report.
The geniuses running this country decided to invade the Middle East virtually from Day One of their “mandate” – and it’s taken till April of 2007 to comprehend that the absence of staff who can speak the language of the region is a problem.
I guess they’ll continue to rely on translations from the Saudi kingdom.