In Diplopundit’s Mailbox: Proper Attire for CODELs?

“Will someone please tell CODELs to wear proper business attire in Kabul and Baghdad? Since when is it appropriate to wear casual Friday attire to an Ambassador’s residence or to a meeting with a President?  If in doubt, take a look around, the Embassy staff are wearing suits!”

Photo from US Embassy Kabul
Sigh! Didn’t you know that the congressional protocol person was fired in last budget crisis  and has yet to be rehired when money is appropriated after Easter? As to that casual Friday attire — what can I say? At least his socks match his khaki pants … and he’s not wearing his dark colored shades inside the palace …