Non-essential US gov't staff begin to...

Non-essential US gov't staff begin to leave Egypt

There are 1 comment on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 2, 2011, titled Non-essential US gov't staff begin to leave Egypt. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The evacuation of nonessential U.S. government personnel and their families began Wednesday while crowds kept piling up at Cairo's airport as thousands of other foreigners played the odds in hopes of securing a seat aboard a commercial airline that would lift them far above the chaos in Egypt.

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“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#1 Feb 2, 2011
This is a very difficult situation for many. It seems that no matter what side of the fence you are on, you will lose.

However, it is the column's headline that caught my eye, and I have to ask:

Why would there be any nonessential personnel there in the first place?

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