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And that's nothing compared to what she had to say about his soul! LOL!
I support the nomination. She's kind of evil, but incredibly smart and effective. So the best place for her, like Rahm, is on a short leash serving at the pleasure of the President - Obama. Who, by all accounts, is not evil.
I also don't think his foreign policy will vary significantly depending on who is Secretary of State, given all his FP advisors are, well, actually, I can only speak about Russia. It's not a pretty picture. Actually, aside from initially opposing the invasion of Iraq and wanting to close Gitmo, you know, aside from being generally not in favor of abominable war crimes, Obama's foreign policy is annoying as all get out regardless who you put in that cabinet position.
Anyway, Hillary is intelligent and experienced and perfectly qualified for the position. She's firm and an impressive debater. If Obama wants her to be his messenger, I'm down with that. SoS is not about winning international popularity contests. Besides, Obama has already done that.
Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
I don't know what his foreign policy will turn out to be, just how far, if at all, he moves off center. I only know that almost the entire foreign policy community is out there calling for change, most everyone calling for beefed up diplomacy. Right now, if the US so chooses, Syria is approachable, Iran is approachable, and much work needs to be done in the new Europe, the Balkans, with Russia, Africa and in Latin America (for instance, Evo Morales just recently told US Drug Enforcement Administration personnel in Bolivia to pack their bags and get out).
Supposedly his campaign had some 300 foreign policy advisors, and I would've like to been a fly on the wall during their internal debates. No, I take that back. It would likely have left me mighty pissed off.
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