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One of my Homegirls at L_J brought this article to my attention, and I must protest!   Paul Reynolds,  World affairs correspondent BBC News website, are you for real?

It was never going to be easy to be secretary of state in the shadow of a president who won the Nobel Peace Prize within months of taking office.

And that is what Hillary Clinton has perhaps found. President Obama has made such an impact on the world, partly from not being George W Bush, that she is sometimes left as an also-ran. Just as she was in the presidential elections.

It is the president who has re-fashioned American foreign policy from one widely seen as confrontational, into one in which he says he seeks engagement.

1  That is the administration she, after much deliberation, chose to, decided to join. She knew the stakes.

He, not Hillary Clinton, has set the agenda for America.

It was he who insisted on taking time with his advisers to debate sending reinforcements to Afghanistan.

It was he who reached out to the Muslim world.

It was he who insisted to the Israelis that they had to freeze settlements if there were to be further Middle East peace talks.

It was he who held out his hand to Iran, hoping for an unclenched fist. It will be he who will determine whether at some stage to move from sanctions to military action.

It was he who led the US negotiations over global warming, an issue which has not enthused her much.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (as she prefers to be called, emphasising her own family name as well as that of her husband) is finding it a hard task to fashion a distinctive diplomatic role for herself.

2.  Of course she has “enthused” over global warming! Have you seen/ read/heard about her valiant attempts to save Copenhagen?

She has also had to accept that the infamous “0300 call” election advertisement was an empty, and unedifying, threat, which diminished her.

The ad was hardball stuff and attacked her election rival’s lack of foreign policy experience. Over pictures of sleeping children, the commentary said: “It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone ringing in the White House… who do you want to answer the phone?”
The ad was hardball stuff and attacked her election rival’s lack of foreign policy experience. Over pictures of sleeping children, the commentary said: “It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone ringing in the White House… who do you want to answer the phone?”

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now happy for Barack Obama to answer that phone.

3 . I cannot find the text reference, but in April, when Obama was storming Berlin and North Korea fired off their missiles, he DID contact the SOS in the middle of the night, and she DID respond much like the SNL predictive skit.

The administration is only a year old. Secretary Clinton will not be dissatisfied with her image. It is her achievements that remain in doubt.

4 . How about these?

SEWA


(From Secretary Clinton blog) Please go there and read about that visit.)

And then there is this.

In the “shadows”?  Hardly.  In charge of foreign policy, no.  Effective?  Where she can be –  pretty visible, I would say.   (And pretty – it gets us friends. )

In the “shadows?”  Can we put that one to rest?   I do have a silver cross. I also have garlic .  Who has a nice sharp stake?  (Refs for above are welcome.)

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