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Has Hillary Clinton been a good secretary of State?

L.A. Times 2013/01/28 15:00:00
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Hillary Rodham Clinton leaves her post as secretary of State next month with a split judgment on her diplomatic career: She's won rave reviews from the American public and the president, but maybe not a prominent place in the diplomatic history books.

Job approval ratings for the former senator and first lady are at stratospheric levels, suggesting that her four years as chief U.S. diplomat could be an important asset if she runs for president in 2016.

But scholars and diplomatic insiders say she has never dominated issues of war and peace in the manner of predecessors Dean Acheson or Henry Kissinger, or laid down an enduring diplomatic doctrine.

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  • USAF Vet 2013/04/17 06:56:17
    No
    USAF Vet
    +1
    No. Nothing else to say.
  • Mike56 2013/03/13 21:28:40
    No
    Mike56
    +1
    as expected, she was as bad Secretary as 0 has been President. Two high prifile Nothings.
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/02/07 14:00:52
    No
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +4
    Anyone who tells the family of a crime victim thatt they'll get some videographer instead of the actual culprit (at the man's funeral) ........Oh wait that was "Hilliary" .......

    http://hotair.com/archives/20...

    Amazing how the people who killed those victims are still free, while the guy who made the video (which in fact had nothing to do with the terrorist attack on 9/11/12) is still in jail on a probation violation.

    Victims of Benghazi attack
  • Pug For Huck 2013/02/05 22:32:59
    No
    Pug For Huck
    +1
    Leaving people in her charge to die....knowingly....how can she be thought of as a good secretary of state?
  • Zoomie 2013/02/04 05:36:47
    Yes
    Zoomie
    Considering what she inherited, yes, she's done an excellent job!

    And she's been tireless!
  • lucky 2013/02/04 04:52:40
    No
    lucky
    +2
    The lady down at the the corner grocery store could have did better.
  • csrdrunner 2013/02/03 16:30:17 (edited)
    No
    csrdrunner
    +1
    I would say all she has been good for it doing lots of travel on our dime.

    Her answers about Benghazi were a joke and she gets away with it. America is finished!!!!

    "What luck for rulers that men do not think." hitler

    I challenge all to really think about the above quote.
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2013/02/02 21:52:20
    Yes
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    She, as a duty-minded soldier OBEYED her bosses orders. The Clinton's made a deal with Obama and the Demmican Party. None of her marvelous performance was in the nations best interests. Creating the mind-set that wants a nanny-state seems to be having results. The educational system has failed at least one generation.
  • Icanbean Arschloch 2013/02/02 14:56:50
    No
    Icanbean  Arschloch
    +3
    After 4 years of having Barry's foot on her neck, ... she's glad to be gone.
  • Martyr4Christ 2013/02/02 14:28:12
    No
    Martyr4Christ
    +3
    The entire Obama administration is guilty of crimes against humanity and murder. They should scatter into the dark corners like the cockroaches they are.

    wet
  • Cindy64~PATRIOT WARRIOR 2013/02/02 00:46:50
    No
    Cindy64~PATRIOT WARRIOR
    +2
    hell no  After her great job lying about Benghazi and all the other crap she has done HELL NO !! She needs to be in JAIL along with her Pal Barry boy!!  hillary in jail obama in jail
  • Lt. Fred 2013/02/02 00:04:27
    Yes
    Lt. Fred
    +1
    She's been pretty good, by any objective measure. Republicans will make up lies, of course, but they're increasingly irrelevant.
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/06 21:23:55
    Patriot747
    +1
    Your blinded without wisdom and you plainly did no research!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/06 22:04:44
    Lt. Fred
    By any objective measure, she's been a pretty good secretary of state in difficult times.
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/06 22:48:53 (edited)
    Patriot747
    +1
    I am not making up lies about Hillary, but the problem is, Hillary did not respond to people she is responsible for defending.......and saving their lives.........
    She flat out refused do her job in a great time of need! Then she refused to discuss the evidence in the hearings and raised her voice to the ones questioning her.

    As far as I am concerned she covered it up......never mentioned the details........finally who is at fault? nobody? I cannot believe this? 4 people died and no one will get the blame?

    Well now, I have a question for you, experts in nuke war fare say we will be attacked at sometime........Will the Obama administration respond the same way again? I believe they will.....Millions of U.S. citizens will die at their hand from the evidence I have been provided alone from Bengahzi. It's just the way the Obama administration handles serious matters. They simply don't care, they will get to it when they can.......no priority, no results, no protection, no responsibilty.......
    let everyone die syndrome is the answer!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/07 10:54:33
    Lt. Fred
    {Hillary did not respond to people she is responsible for defending}

    Let's be clear about what happened:

    As happens virtually every year, a US embassy was attacked. This was hardly the most severe attack in the last few years- Saudi Arabia (9 killed) and Pakistan (12) cost more lives. The only real difference is the unprecedentedly LOW number of attacks on US embassies. These are just facts, no need to dispute this.

    Additional security could probably not have helped. Nontheless, the Republican congress- who hold the purse strings- refused to provide it. The Secretary of State does not decide how much money is earmarked for security spending. Again, these are just facts.

    Once the attacks were underway, nothing could be done that was not done. Again, facts.

    The Republicans are accusing Clinton, and her representative, of failing to instantly realise why some Libyans might want to attack an American embassy. According to the Republicans, Clinton's failure to read their minds is an impeachable offence. Of course, it is still not clear what motivated the attackers, but that's hardly relevant to the Republican witchunt, their attempt to exploit (over the repeated demands of the families of the victims) the deaths of a bunch of Americans for votes.

    {She flat out refused do her job in a gre...

















    {Hillary did not respond to people she is responsible for defending}

    Let's be clear about what happened:

    As happens virtually every year, a US embassy was attacked. This was hardly the most severe attack in the last few years- Saudi Arabia (9 killed) and Pakistan (12) cost more lives. The only real difference is the unprecedentedly LOW number of attacks on US embassies. These are just facts, no need to dispute this.

    Additional security could probably not have helped. Nontheless, the Republican congress- who hold the purse strings- refused to provide it. The Secretary of State does not decide how much money is earmarked for security spending. Again, these are just facts.

    Once the attacks were underway, nothing could be done that was not done. Again, facts.

    The Republicans are accusing Clinton, and her representative, of failing to instantly realise why some Libyans might want to attack an American embassy. According to the Republicans, Clinton's failure to read their minds is an impeachable offence. Of course, it is still not clear what motivated the attackers, but that's hardly relevant to the Republican witchunt, their attempt to exploit (over the repeated demands of the families of the victims) the deaths of a bunch of Americans for votes.

    {She flat out refused do her job in a great time of need!}

    This is a lie.

    {Then she refused to discuss the evidence in the hearings and raised her voice to the ones questioning her.}

    These are lies.

    {As far as I am concerned she covered it up}

    No.

    {experts in nuke war fare say we will be attacked at sometime}

    Why would France, the UK, Russia, China, Pakistan, India or Israel commit suicide? Who are these 'experts'? They don't sound particularly expert.

    {Will the Obama administration respond the same way again?}

    As in, will the Obama administration respond with all the available tools? Hopefully they will.
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  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/07 16:16:51 (edited)
    Patriot747
    +1
    I plainly disagree with you....

    She flat out refused do her job in a great time of need!
    This is not a lie...... This is what all the fuss is about! The secretary of state
    deals with this very issue. She is responsible!!, regardless if her boss tells to refuse any communication with the Embassy! This is what the argument is about......It has been revealed Hillary had information about what was going on.

    Look, it's very clear sir, as an example....lets look at the Pearl Harbor attack.
    When the attack started on Dec. 7, 1941. Every person, sec. of state, president, all of congress and everyone was notified. This was 71 years ago Sir, we did not have the technology we have today, Sat nav, 50 mile focus imaging, infrared analysis. Still everyone knew of this attack within a few hours. There is no excuse for this B>S> and lies.... 4 men are dead and now, who is responsible?
    Again who is on watch? you tell me Sir?

    Look if you are a LT., If you dont do your job and protect the men your are responsible for, you will be on court martial duty Sir.....But it seem's this Administration can do no wrong at anything they do. I am sorry but this is far beyond the norm. This is called Tyranny and Treason in the Highest degree!!!

    I am sorry but this is B>S> Hillary and the Obama administration knew of the attack.........and did nothing!!!!!!!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/07 22:36:41 (edited)
    Lt. Fred
    {She flat out refused do her job in a great time of need!}

    What did Clinton not do that she could have done that would have prevented or lessened the seriousness of the attack?

    {This is what all the fuss is about!}

    The fuss is about Clinton's failure to instantly agree with the Republican explanation for the attacks. That's it. For that, impeachment, apparently.

    {her boss tells to refuse any communication with the Embassy!}

    Also a lie. Obama was in constant communication with the embassy.

    {Still everyone knew of this attack within a few hours.}

    Are you saying Clinton should be impeached because the Republicans didn't instantly know what was happening?

    {I am sorry but this is far beyond the norm. This is called Tyranny and Treason in the Highest degree!!!}

    Objectively wrong. Every president in the last century has had at least more embassies than Obama attacked. At least much worse. At least. If it's treason for a president to have an embassy attacked, Reagan, Bush, Eisenhower are all much worse traitors than Obama.
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/07 23:03:00 (edited)
    Patriot747
    +1
    NO! I still totally disagree, the last Democrat president that apologized to the American people was JFK for the bay of pigs invasion.......Today if JFK or Bobby were alive, they would be Republicans not Democrats!!
    Hillary or Obama would never apologize, this is the difference!!

    This is a fact!!!! look admit it comrade, you are a communist from the word COMMUNIST!!! There is no hope for you or the Nation because of this!!! I am sure you will see your end soon, under the either the UN flag or China or Russian flag!!!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/07 23:10:51
    Lt. Fred
    {the last Democrat president that apologized to the American people was JFK for the bay of pigs invasion}

    Also Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon and Johnson. Every president has apologised for some indiscretion, and rightly so. When the US does something wrong, do you not think it should be big enough to say sorry?

    {Today if JFK or Bobby were alive, they would be Republicans not Democrats!!}

    Both Robert and John Kennedy were far more liberal than Obama. If Obama had been white and a presidential candidate in 1960, he'd have been a Republican.

    {look admit it comrade, you are a communist from the word COMMUNIST!!!}

    Please don't lie. There's no need.
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/08 17:00:15
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/08 20:26:24
    Lt. Fred
    So the US should just be a selfish child, taking what it wants and never apologising for anything?
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/08 23:17:04
    Patriot747
    No! Enough!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/09 04:29:00
    Lt. Fred
    So you think Obama, Reagan, Bush ect were right to apologise when the US did the wrong thing?
  • Patriot747 Lt. Fred 2013/02/11 15:48:58
    Patriot747
    NO, absolutely NO!
  • Lt. Fred Patriot747 2013/02/11 22:11:23
    Lt. Fred
    If something wronged you in some way, would you like them to apologise to you?
  • Ed Lt. Fred 2014/09/02 16:56:22
    Ed
    JFK would have looked like a tea partier in comparison to Obama. Have you read any of Kennedys speeches?
  • Lt. Fred Ed 2014/09/03 02:07:53
    Lt. Fred
    That is, of course, a lie. Kennedy was quite left wing.
  • Civic Minded 2013/02/01 23:50:05
    No
    Civic Minded
    +4
    "What does it matter?" she replied to questions concerning what happened in Benghazi! She didn't answer a single question. She has been selling the US out working on treaties that would subvert our own constitutional protections to the UN! Are you kidding?!
  • Lt. Fred Civic M... 2013/02/02 00:26:18
    Lt. Fred
    +1
    You deliberately misquoted her, a form of lying.
  • Civic M... Lt. Fred 2013/02/02 02:54:51
    Civic Minded
    +3
    I paraphrased from memory. What she said amounts to the same thing.
    “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton told him angrily. “Whether it's because of a protest or whether a guy out for a walk decided to go kill some Americans, what difference at this point does it make?”

    The point is that she was evading the questions.
  • Lt. Fred Civic M... 2013/02/02 03:11:26
    Lt. Fred
    +1
    No, that amounts to the opposite. The thing that matters is the dead Americans, not the motivations of the people who killed them.
  • Civic M... Lt. Fred 2013/02/02 15:14:54
    Civic Minded
    +1
    The facts just don't matter on how they got killed. Hmm! Don't think you would settle for that answer if it was someone you loved that was killed. You would want answers.
  • Lt. Fred Civic M... 2013/02/02 23:21:00
    Lt. Fred
    +1
    No, the motivations of the people who killed them don't matter much. How they died- very important. That they died- very important. How to stop future attacks- very important. Why this attack occurred- not important. It'd be nice to know for sure, which of course, we don't.
  • Patriot747 Civic M... 2013/02/06 21:24:28
    Patriot747
    Your blinded without wisdom and you plainly did no research!
  • MissAshley 2013/02/01 21:24:00
    No
    MissAshley
    +2
    I do not believe she has
  • AG 2013/02/01 21:20:11
    No
    AG
    +2
    Yeah, great job lying about Benghazi! Thank you for showing us that you care more about your own damn political career, than you do about 4 American lives lost! Thank you Barack for showing us (yet again) that you care more about reelection than you do about protecting America and promoting its best interests!
  • Lt. Fred AG 2013/02/02 00:26:38 (edited)
    Lt. Fred
    When did Clinton lie about Benghazi? When did she put her own career ahead of the protection of her staff?
  • AG Lt. Fred 2013/02/03 01:00:00
    AG
    +1
    Is this a serious question?
  • Ed Lt. Fred 2014/09/02 16:57:57
    Ed
    On every possible occasion.
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