“If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition ultimately," Jim Mattis United States Secretary of Defense... In other words we make diplomacy work or young American men and women die.
So if you want to "support the troops" you must support diplomacy!
*"As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies.*
*"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour-bound to resign. That time has come," Mr Feeley said.*
Worth noting that he made this decision *before* the shitholes comment.
A man, a plan, a resignation, Panama
So how many officials have resigned now since Trump's term began?
Ambassadorships are highly prized, valued positions. I respect his decision to leave for the sake of his principles, it couldn't have been easy
As a Panamanian who has personally met the guy, it's a shame because he is a super nice guy.
This is literally what the Russians wanted. Weak US foreign relations and shite diplomacy.