Not good news:
On September 22, Barack Obama’s hand-selected advisor coordinating global efforts to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, retired General John Allen, announced his intention to resign the post. Within a week, Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, also handed in her resignation. Given the ongoing wars in Europe and the Middle East into which the West is increasingly committing resources, these resignations are alarming.
Noah Rothman more or less concludes that this is all due to the fact that the excrement is hitting the rotary blade in the Middle East and Europe, and that the professionals who have been stuck trying to convert Barack Obama’s vague desires into a coherent foreign policy are increasingly uninterested in taking the blame. It’s hard to argue with either point; in fact, I agree with Noah Rothman. I have one free piece of advice for Left-leaning think tanks and orgs: don’t hire any of the current administration’s foreign policy partisan appointees. They’re just going to wreck your operations*.
H/T Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.
*We will have another Democratic President after this one. Some day. It would be helpful if he or she was getting foreign policy advice from people who weren’t completely useless. I mean, just look at what’s happening with Barack Obama!