Iraq Dangerous? ..Well DUH!

Sometimes I wonder if people have anything even remotely resembling a clue. For example take this headline I saw in a CBS News Summary:

DIPLOMATIC CALL UP RILES STATE DEPARTMENT
State Department Foreign Service Officers are up in arms after being notified they could be ordered to serve in Iraq, something they consider extremely dangerous, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

I am not a hamster but does this look just a little bit “whacked” to you? I especially love the line “something they consider extremely dangerous”… like the reader is supposed to just be realizing that Iraq is a dangerous place.