Madame Secretary
Assessing Clinton’s Tenure
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  • PKCasimir

    This is an inside-the-beltway, non-assessment of Hilary Clinton’s tenure as SecState. Historians won’t grade her on her ability to “hold her own” on the bureaucratic battles within the Obama administration but what her successes and failures were in furthering America’s interests in the world. I can’t think of a single success, but a lot of failures and misses.

  • Pete

    “Historians will probably consider Clinton significantly more successful than run-of-the-mill secretaries of state such as James G. Blaine or the long-serving Cordell Hull, ”

    Poor old Mead is clueless. He has spent too much time blovating to whoever will listen to him and not enough time doing objective thinking because such thinking is politically incorrect in his elite circles.

  • Andrew Allison

    Way too easy on her, esp. the Benghazi cover-up.

  • johngbarker

    The source article is much more analytical and critical than the abridgement. WRM writes that the promotion of gender equality beyond our borders is not a novel idea but may bring us into serious conflict with more traditional societies. Likewise promoting freedom enrages authoritarian regimes and propels us into conflict with them. WRM has gazed into the abyss in this brief piece.

  • adk

    This “assessment” is either a joke or an early application for a job in the future Clinton Administration. “Bedrock convictions” and Mrs Clinton don’t belong in the same sentence (unless self-promotion is included.) Senator Clinton was, eg, a firm supporter of Israel; SoS Clinton became its harsh critic. And the “Bin Laden is dead, GM is alive” horse had already been sold once to the current occupant of WH.

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