Looks like there’s another seat opening up in the Pentagon:
The Pentagon’s top detainee affairs policy appointee has quit the Defense Department just seven months into the job, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.
Phillip Carter, a former Army captain and Iraq War veteran, had been an outspoken critic of Bush-era war on terror detention policy as an attorney and blogging commentator.
He got the job of U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs in April, months after President Barack Obama pledged to empty the detention center at Guantánamo. He quit without explanation just days after Obama confirmed in an interview with Fox News in Beijing that his administration would miss its Jan. 22 Guantánamo closure deadline.
The development apparently took the Department of Defense by surprise.
Yeah, it was always going to be harder than it looked from the outside.
“If at first you don’t succeed, give up.” — Homer Simpson