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  •  Hillary Clinton (1+ / 0-)
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    Frank, did you ever think that this just might be President Obama's foreign policy?
    There never was much policy difference between them despite the ravings of Obama's supporters during the primaries.
    After all, he picked her to be Secretary of State.

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      at State and at times I think they are at odds. There was a distinct foreign policy difference during the primaries, and Clinton came off as distinctly more bellicose, particularly regarding Iran.

      Last May Obama wrote a letter encouraging Erdogan and Lula to try to negotiate a deal on the nuclear fuel impasse with Iran. They did just that, and then Sec. Clinton denounced it immediately. Obama's letter surfaced later. I don't know what Obama's real position was there. I'd like to think he supported the deal--because it would have helped tone things down. Erdogan and Lula pretty much got what was asked for.

      I wrote this diary last night, and then put some finishes on it early this morning. It was published at 5:50 am East Coast. I see now, that Obama is pretty much saying the same thing.

      I really do believe, that we should limit statements in these circumstances. At this particular time, however, this is just another part of the larger failed policy. Within that larger policy framework--these statements reflect attitude more than anything more substantive, like sanctions or "all options being on the table..."

      You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife, and you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

      by FrankCornish on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 01:13:00 PM PST

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