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AFP/Getty Images Dear Foreign Service Officers, Much is being made of the U.S. Secretary of State’s plan to forcibly deploy some of you to Baghdad. Passport wants to hear what you have to say on the matter: Is Secretary Rice making the right call? Or is it morally wrong to make diplomats risk their lives ...

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Dear Foreign Service Officers,

Much is being made of the U.S. Secretary of State's plan to forcibly deploy some of you to Baghdad. Passport wants to hear what you have to say on the matter: Is Secretary Rice making the right call? Or is it morally wrong to make diplomats risk their lives for a war that many at State warned against? Would you grudgingly go to Baghdad were orders delivered at your door, or would you take your skills and walk? Can the business being conducted at Embassy Baghdad rightly be called "diplomacy" at this point? Should the Embassy even remain open?

AFP/Getty Images

Dear Foreign Service Officers,

Much is being made of the U.S. Secretary of State’s plan to forcibly deploy some of you to Baghdad. Passport wants to hear what you have to say on the matter: Is Secretary Rice making the right call? Or is it morally wrong to make diplomats risk their lives for a war that many at State warned against? Would you grudgingly go to Baghdad were orders delivered at your door, or would you take your skills and walk? Can the business being conducted at Embassy Baghdad rightly be called “diplomacy” at this point? Should the Embassy even remain open?

Tell us what you think! E-mail Passport with your thoughts. We will post your comments as they come in here.

Your name and title will be kept strictly confidential, but we ask that you include them in your e-mail. (We reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity and length.)

UPDATE: View some responses here, here, and here.

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