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  •  Outstanding in Africa (2+ / 0-)
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    corvo, whizdom

    Hillary was Secretary of State for 4 years until early in 2013.

    Under her supervision Africa has gone even further to hell, with revolutions that never end, massacres and starvation. She led the creation of South Sudan, which is only the latest bloodbath.

    FWIW, Kerry seems even worse, but he's not running for president again.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 05:21:33 AM PST

    •  She didn't lead the "creation of South Sudan" (7+ / 0-)

      The people of South Sudan led the creation of South Sudan. The struggle for South Sudan has been going on for decades.

      All the tumultuous events in Africa over the last several years have been as a result of actions and initiatives of Africans -- for better or worse.

      Seeing everything that happens in Africa as being the result of US policy -- or worse, the result of one woman's actions -- is extremely americo-centric, patronizing, and factually incorrect.

      •  She Led (0+ / 0-)

        The creation of South Sudan was led by the US, led by the Secretary of State. The government of the original Sudan didn't schedule the plebiscite in response to the people, but rather in response to the foreign pressure led by the US.

        Not everything that happens in Africa is the result of US policy. But plenty is. It's not patronizing to recognize that the US government has more power in many African countries than the people in them do. It's factually correct.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 06:12:44 AM PST

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    •  I hear majorities of Bahrainis just love her n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      by corvo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 06:12:34 AM PST

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