Factoid of the Day

From Kenneth Pollack and Carlos Pascual, Salvaging the Possible: Policy Options in Iraq -- "In contrast to the 150,000 troops that will be in Iraq, there are only about 7,500 Foreign Service Officers posted everywhere in the world." It's not directly relevant to the Iraq issue, which is too pressing and acute to wait for big picture changes, but this imbalance between the military and non-military aspects of the American foreign policy apparatus is really absurd.