NDS had this piece up last week If Something Looks Wrong, It Invariably Is. A good must read, especially if you are a consular officer. One of the anonymous comments from that post said: "The real problem is the fact that the State Department does not want to enforce its own rules. If you don't believe me, please go to www.fsgb.gov and look at grievance case 2004-061, from Sana'a, Yemen. This one should have been resolved in the grievant's favor at the agency level instead of having been appealed to the FSGB."
Foreign Service blog: Jen and Michael Kolodner's Yemen Stories and Pics (2001-2002)