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U.S. Ambassador to Kenya resigns over ‘differences’ with Washington?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/30 17:53:10
NAIROBI — The U.S. ambassador to Kenya, J. Scott Gration, a close adviser and friend of President Obama, announced his resignation Friday, weeks before the scheduled release of a U.S. government audit highly critical of his leadership at the embassy.

Gration did not provide specific reasons for moving on from what he described as “his dream job.” But in an e-mailed statement, he said that “differences with Washington regarding my leadership style and certain priorities lead me to believe that it’s now time to leave.”

The audit by the State Department Office of Inspector General found that Gration repeatedly violated diplomatic security protocols at the embassy by using unsecured Internet connections despite warnings, according to a former State Department Africa Bureau official who has seen a draft of the report.

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  • rocat 2012/06/30 19:31:11
    rocat
    +1
    sounds like a truly smug bastard-

    just like his buddy o-
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/30 18:02:09
    HarleyCharley
    of course..
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/30 17:54:48
    ~ The Rebel ~
    Embassy staffers complained about his lack of interpersonal skills and confrontational style, which generated low morale, the former official said.

    A former major general in the Air Force, Gration had prided himself on his leadership and team-building skills, and his staff’s perceptions of him were a huge blow, the former official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he still works in Washington.

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