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Certainly, Putin has made criticism of the United States a cornerstone of his public diplomacy, but this blanket statement seems overly harsh.

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.

by poemless on Wed Nov 19th, 2008 at 12:08:53 PM EST

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