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as Dogged Diplomat, Win or Lose
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Backstage Glimpses of Clinton
as Dogged Diplomat, Win or Lose

New York Times, by Michael R. Gordon & Mark Landler

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/3/2013 9:13:15 PM

Washington - Last summer, as the fighting in Syria raged and questions about the United States’ inaction grew, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conferred privately with David H. Petraeus, the director of the C.I.A. The two officials were joining forces on a plan to arm the Syrian resistance. (Snip) “Secretary Clinton has dramatically changed the face of U.S. foreign policy globally for the good,” said Richard L. Armitage, deputy secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration. “But I wish she had been unleashed more by the White House.” In an administration often faulted for its

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You´ve got to wonder if the author´s of this swill were doing it for a future position in her writing [campaign] staff. If the New York Times would tell the truth about PIAPS being a complete failure and world traveler for the frequent flyer gifts, then I might begin to believe some of their political screed. She´s also cold, joyless and condescending and knows how to scare other politicians, but certainly not world leaders. She should stay home, after telling truth about Benghazi and other failed dealings as SOS. [Lipstick won´t help this pig].

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/3/2013 9:29:03 PM     (No. 9156556)

Where is my Widdle Bill? Who has my Widdle Bill?!
Huma?! Bring it back now! Now!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 2/3/2013 9:36:21 PM     (No. 9156563)

Executive summary: Hagiography, Chapter XCVI.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 2/3/2013 9:42:03 PM     (No. 9156569)

this is best they can muster:
" the simplest yardstick for measuring Mrs. Clinton’s legacy has been her tireless travels: 112 countries, nearly a million miles, 401 days on the road."

This was a chuckle:
"Historians will point to how she expanded the State Department’s agenda to embrace issues like gender violence and the use of social media in diplomacy."

Historians will probably not mention her at all.....

I still most enjoy the "Reset Button" silliness with Russia

all in all, the article is a careful attempt to gently throw Obama under the bus for any foreign policy mistakes..she wasn´t "unleashed" to get things done. No, she was held back from greatness by a cautious White House...this is to cleanse her record for 2016...

The article quotes Richard Armitage "deputy secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration" as a bona fide arbiter of her greatness...The NYR´s fails to note that Armitage was the source of the Valerie Plame CIA leak, that he kept his mouth shut about it, and it resulted in the pillory of Dick Cheney and the prosecution of his cheif of staff Scooter Libby...

Yes, they are all true Patriots...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 2/3/2013 9:43:13 PM     (No. 9156571)

yes, i know my spelling it poor. i don´t get paid to spell correctly.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/3/2013 9:50:55 PM     (No. 9156581)

What should be clear to everyone is the fact that hillary waddled around the world, and didn´t put anyone in charge at State, while she was on her winetasting tours.
But the myth of hillary the horrible continues to be sustained by a pandering press corps.
But as bad as she was as secretary of state, with all of her failures around the world, jon cary will be worse. A pompous gasbag who will bore world leaders to death.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MMC, 2/3/2013 9:57:13 PM     (No. 9156590)

Operative word... " get Bin Laden". They did the force to get the information on finding him.

Bunch of crap weasels

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/3/2013 10:14:08 PM     (No. 9156612)

@#1: Maybe the Dingo ate her Widdle Bill....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: melanie, 2/3/2013 11:06:13 PM     (No. 9156661)

Yep, I trust Armitage, Colin Powells butt boy, the blabby liar that set up an innocent man, Scooter Libby and NEVER came clean about it. Armitage is the best Go-to guy for the unvarnished truth about American foreign policy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/3/2013 11:58:33 PM     (No. 9156719)

Was this the selfsame Richard Armitage wholeaked Valerie Flames CIA connection and then let someone else take the heat? Why would anyone believe him?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/4/2013 5:07:59 AM     (No. 9156818)

Hillary even gave an interview to Fox News,trying to wipe the slate clean of all her failures the last 4 years. The funny thing is she has nothing to do with herself now,except image repair.

The other thing she has to be hoping for is Obama will endorse her in 2016.Obama will go along with that program for now but I´ll bet his sights are set on being a permanent president.4 years simply isn´t enough time to destroy the white middle class in this country without an all out civil war.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/4/2013 5:33:21 AM     (No. 9156832)

I refuse to read any swill from the NY Slimes.

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