US officials’ fury at Biden Gaza policy means mood in State Department now worse than during the Iraq War

April 06, 2024

“I was in the State Department for 32 years, including during the Iraq War, and I have never seen this much unhappiness. Their deaths brought the number of aid workers killed in the conflict to more than 220, according to the United Nations. Mr Paul said he was aware of at least seven internal dissent memos regarding the Biden administration’s Gaza policy. The channel for the dissent memos was created during the Vietnam War for State Department staff to express criticism and disagreements without fear of retribution. “There were certainly many people inside the State Department who are so distraught by what’s happening,” Ms Sheline told The National.