Surely, the administration should realize that lecturing friends and browbeating allies doesn't do it many favors.
This is what our coalition has come to. The Obama White House is anonymously criticizing the government of Turkey for failing to support our war effort: "This isn't how a NATO ally acts while hell is unfolding a stone's throw from their border." Leaving aside the factual inaccuracy of the statement, it is sure to embitter the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has for the past several years been pleading for U.S. support as it deals with an influx of Syrian refugees and military threats from Syrian government forces, manages the potential for radicalization of Turkey's Kurdish citizens, and tries to keep governance of its own territory amid civil wars in both countries on its southern border. That Turkey is hesitant to provide the ground forces for invasion of its neighbor when we appear only halfheartedly committed to and are unwilling to consider Turkey's recommendations should actually not surprise the White House. But it evidently did surprise the White House, since National Security Advisor Susan Rice's claim that Turkey was willing to allow coalition military operations from its bases was refuted by Turkey's president.