Robert D. Novak has an interesting article in today's Washington Post: The Mess of State
It addresses the move for Negroponte from intelligence to State and talks about the wholesale bailing-out of State officials. It is worth a read.
It is quite scary to me to think about the sad state of the State Department during this time of international crisis when diplomacy is so important. War may be diplomacy by other means, but that doesn't mean it should be our only means.