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Cablegate: Jim Waller

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000472

SIPDIS

FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROCCA AND SA/INS
FROM ASHLEY WILLS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: APER CE
SUBJECT: JIM WALLER

1. As you know, the Sri Lankan account has been very
busy these past few months and promises to remain so for
a long period. I doubt Jim Waller realized when he took
over the Desk just how much work there would be! In the
event, he has nevertheless has performed wonderfully in
support of this Mission, and I want to bring his
outstanding work to your attention. Unfailingly polite
and self effacing, Jim Waller is incredibly hard
working, detail-oriented and fluent in his drafting,
whether preparing briefing memos for D or email reports
giving us in Colombo a sense of how things are unfolding
in Washington. In the hurly burly of our profession,
especially now that the whole Department is under siege
because of the war in Iraq, I wanted to take this
occasion to single out Jim Waller for my warmest praise
and thanks for a job extremely well done.

WILLS

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