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Friday, March 07, 2008

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq plans to step down

Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, intends to retire early next year reported BBC News on Friday.

Crocker has been in Iraq for 2 years and with the Foreign Service for 37 years. As a fluent Arabic speaker, Crocker has had assignments in Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait. He arrived in Baghdad in March 2007.

“Mr. Crocker is credited with bringing in a number of experienced diplomats into the US embassy in Baghdad and restoring a sense of discipline to America's largest diplomatic mission,” reported the Washington Post.

Coincidently, General David Petraeus will also leave Iraq, on a “schedule rotation of duties,” states the article.

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