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Secretaries of State past and present meet
for rare reunion for museum groundbreaking

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 9/3/2014 5:48:06 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against creeping American isolationism, making the case that U.S. global leadership is essential in uncertain times as he hosted a rare public reunion of five of his predecessors. Speaking at the groundbreaking of a new museum celebrating the achievements of American diplomacy, Kerry said the United States looks inward at its peril and that U.S. engagement is needed more than ever. Kerry was joined at the State Department ceremony by his predecessors — Henry Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Of the seven living ex-secretaries of

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What a motley crew. Poor Jim Baker looks like he can´t wait to get back to the hotel and take a shower.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 9/3/2014 6:09:57 PM     (No. 9992476)

Makes me wonder why Condi and Shultz weren´t there. Were they not invited? Was the staff rude to them? Did the organziers intimate that they would not be welcome? Condi and Shultz see each other every day at the Hoover Institution so it makes me think the two of them got together and decided together not to come. But I don´t know why and the writer wasn´t curious enough to ask.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/3/2014 6:40:38 PM     (No. 9992506)

They forgot to invite ambassadors from the USSR, Nazi Germany, Communist China and all of the Mussy countries. They would certainly fit right in with the group of incompetents mentioned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 9/3/2014 7:01:57 PM     (No. 9992524)

Guilty, guilty, guilty!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 9/3/2014 7:52:37 PM     (No. 9992581)

They can put John Kerry´s kite board and Hillary´s Russian reset button in the museum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/3/2014 8:21:40 PM     (No. 9992612)

Good. Another problem solved.

D.C. needed another shrine where it will worship itself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: goose, 9/4/2014 9:28:32 AM     (No. 9993139)

Building a museum to honor the State Department while there is still no national museum for the US Army? Priorities, anyone?

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