New U.S. Ambassador To Iraq

The man picked to run the embassy in Baghdad has memories of how the city used to be.After all, he met his wife there 27 years ago. The Bush administration picked a qualified diplomat in tapping Ryan C. Crocker to become the new ambassador to Iraq, replacing Zalmay Khalilzad, who’s been tapped to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Crocker, 57, is currently ambassador to Pakistan. He’s a career diplomat who’s served in various posts around the Middle East over the past 25 years, including as ambassador to Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. During an early State Department tour, in […]

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