Monday, June 18, 2007

Ambassadorial Interference in Peace Corps Operations

Apparently, Ambassador Michael Retzer, a Bush political appointee, has been interfering in the operations of the Peace Corps in Tanzania, according to this blog. If the Peace Corps volunteers who wrote this are accurate, an investigation into Retzer's actions is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the integrity of the Peace Corps, which is meant to be independent of the State Department and not subject to control by local U.S. missions. I'm very disturbed--but given the Bush agenda not surprised--by this development.

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