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Clinton best ever Secretary of State: Obama
The Hindustan Times ^ | December 14, 2010

Posted on 12/13/2010 10:42:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

There is a growing bipartisan consensus that Hillary Clinton is the best ever Secretary of State, US President Barack Obama has said. His decision to appoint Clinton as the Secretary of State was one of his better decisions, the US President has said. Obama who made a rare appearance at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department to attend the holiday reception party hosted by the Washington's vibrant diplomatic community by Clinton said, "I think there's a consensus building that this may be one of the best Secretaries of State we've ever had in this country’s history."

"One of my better decisions," he said amidst laughter.

"It is a bipartisan view, by the way. That doesn't happen very often," Obama said about Clinton, who till early 2008 was one of his bitter political rivals.

Clinton is relentless, is tough and does not quit, Obama said adding, "She recently pulled off what one journalist called "a Central Asian hat trick" —- she went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan -- and then she threw in as a bonus, Bahrain,".

"Because of the time differences, she was able to accomplish this all in one day," he said.

She recently cautioned foreign publics against watching too much American TV, because, she said, you'd think that we Americans spend all our time "wrestling and wearing bikinis," Obama said amidst another round of laughter from the diplomatic corps.

"So, thank you, Secretary Clinton, for your leadership, for your sense of humour, for your incredible dedication to our national security -- more broadly, your incredible dedication to a world that's more peaceful and secure and provides opportunity for all," he said.

Obama also appreciated the extraordinary role of the State Department employees for the tireless work they do.

"You are the backbone of American foreign policy, especially those of you who are serving far away from home during the holidays," he said.

"Day in, day out, you strengthen our alliances. You forge new partnerships. You prevent conflicts and the spread of deadly weapons. You promote global prosperity and global health. You stand up for human rights and you stand up for universal values.

In other words, you show the world the very best of America.

On behalf of the American people, I want to say thank you. You are doing an extraordinary job," Obama said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; democrats; fail; foggybottom; hillary; obama; powell; statedepartment
Better than John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Daniel Webster, Al Haig, John Foster Dulles and George Marshall?!! REALLY?!! I guess there's a much better quality of dope available in the Pennsylvania Avenue neighborhood than at Occidental. That, or she has his birth certificate.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 10:42:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For a minute I would have sworn this was one of those made up joke pieces - why no BARF alert!?


2 posted on 12/13/2010 10:45:34 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: VRWCTexan
"One of my better decisions," he said amidst laughter.

Apparently his audience thought it was a joke too.

3 posted on 12/13/2010 10:48:38 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My first thought was WHAT has she accomplished (and, OK, we can just limit it to “as SOS”)

then as I read the article I see it is spelled out:
she went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan — and then she threw in as a bonus, Bahrain,”.

Just Damn - so take that


4 posted on 12/13/2010 10:51:18 PM PST by Optimist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: “I better kiss up to her or she is going to primary my *** in 2012”.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 10:51:34 PM PST by nj26 (Say NO to Socialism! Government is NOT the Answer.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Hillary and Suha Arafat

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6 posted on 12/13/2010 10:52:13 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: VRWCTexan

“Barf alert?” Why, don’t you think Hillary is da bomb?/s


7 posted on 12/13/2010 10:55:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Boy, he's just tucking a Clinton up under each of his arms isn't he? First giving Billy Jeff the presidential podium in the press room and now cozying up to Hillary and lavishing her with compliments.

Makes the small hairs on my arms stand up.

You suppose Odumbo thinks he needs their help, or that he just needs them close to keep an eye on them? They surely can't think we're buying all this buddy buddy stuff can they?

8 posted on 12/13/2010 10:57:26 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well she certainly is da B...


9 posted on 12/13/2010 10:57:50 PM PST by Optimist
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To: MWestMom

when someone is gunning for your job, the last thing you should be doing is telling everyone what a great job they are doing...especially in international affairs (a major feather in a presidential candidates cap)
of course in 0’s mind he was only praising himself for hiring her


10 posted on 12/13/2010 11:01:13 PM PST by Optimist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She is the best Sec of State we have ever had. Best LOOKING that is.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 11:03:01 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, if you liked Albright you’ll love Clinton.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 11:05:36 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Kids say the darndest things”...


13 posted on 12/13/2010 11:12:41 PM PST by citizencon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary has been the most disengaged SOS we’ve ever had, which is a good thing, considering she is the least equipped in diplomatic skills, intelligence, knowledge and interest. She isn’t worthy to wipe Condi’s shoes. But, having said the above, it is worth noting that Hillary is better equipped to be SOS than Obamao is equipped to be president. Neither is as capable as my dog catcher.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 11:14:19 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lies and insanity fill the minds of those that embrace satan in their hearts... never forget that fact!

LLS

15 posted on 12/13/2010 11:21:57 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROTFLOL She always looks like someone handed her you know what to her.


16 posted on 12/13/2010 11:22:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a joke.
He has neutered her,and sent her to every nothing place on the planet.

While he was in India with all his high power buddies, he sent her to papua new guinea to give talks to women about empowerment.


17 posted on 12/13/2010 11:31:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read recently old Hillry is still in campaign debt 400 + thousand dollars... got to consider all the possibilities as to why such good will is suddenly flowing ..
18 posted on 12/13/2010 11:32:26 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: mylife

Another way to look at that is that she was miles away from the scene of the crime and not in the picture as he and Moochelle wasted hundreds of millions of our tax dollars on VIP suites and security.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 11:40:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Bets?

I'm seeing a Clinton/Obama harmonic convergence, here and it leads my suspicious mind in one direction...

Hillary will be the veep candidate in 2012!

Biden's docs will pretend to discover a health "issue", that will put him in the metaphoric "pasture".

All guesses, of course, but this is my prediction, and it's sticking to me.

(You heard it here first.)

.

20 posted on 12/13/2010 11:41:41 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden were trapped on a desert island with no hope of rescue, so Obama pulled a magic lamp out of his turban and rubbed it until a Genie appeared, The Genie announced that he would grant three wishes; one wish for each of the castaways. Obama immediately wished to be magically transported to Chicago and he was gone in a puff of smoke. Palin asked to go to Alaska and she was instantly whisked away. Biden began to cry and said, “Now I’m all alone. I wish I had my two friends back!”


21 posted on 12/13/2010 11:44:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL


22 posted on 12/13/2010 11:46:37 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s terrible. She has zero presence - I can’t recall seeing a SOS less than we see her. Condie was okay, but frankly I don’t think we’ve had a great one since Jim Baker.


23 posted on 12/13/2010 11:48:32 PM PST by americanophile
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey at least dear president was the first open and quite proud of it pothead president we’ve got.


24 posted on 12/13/2010 11:49:44 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he think he is Simon Cowles and the government is an American Idol show? I mean WTF? Is 0bozo even as mature as the average eight year old?


25 posted on 12/14/2010 12:03:51 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”One of my better decisions, . . .”

Perhaps. But the bar is pretty low.


26 posted on 12/14/2010 12:14:28 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Obama back to smoking crack again?!

(He’s obviously not thinking rationally ....)


27 posted on 12/14/2010 12:24:24 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fact is that he wouldn’t know a good secretary of state if one hit him in the face. Foreign policy is not hard-wired into him.

Or, maybe he’s courting her...in additon to the hostage takers...so that she won’t primary him.


28 posted on 12/14/2010 12:39:05 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing like running around the world with a reset button that’s clearly broken.

No doubt tho, everyone in O’s circle just loves the blond bombshell that is hitlery klinton.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 12:44:07 AM PST by Carley (ISRAEL.......NOT SO ALONE!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would like to know who on the other side of the aisle thinks that. They need to go.


30 posted on 12/14/2010 12:48:17 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: MWestMom

Something is going on.

I have no clue but all this instant smoozing between the three of them has me very curious.


31 posted on 12/14/2010 12:48:27 AM PST by Global2010
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wish I knew what her age defying skin care routine and brand name were that she used/uses.

I don’t want to waste my money.


32 posted on 12/14/2010 12:51:24 AM PST by Global2010
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To: Just mythoughts

Yeah I heard she wants to rent Bill out again to pay off those debts.


33 posted on 12/14/2010 12:53:35 AM PST by Global2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone had any lingering doubts that our current Chief Executive is mentally deficient, this should serve as proof.

Thank you everyone who voted for Obama.


34 posted on 12/14/2010 1:26:11 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My very favorite picture of Hillary:

slap hillary

35 posted on 12/14/2010 2:54:33 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was that what the breach-of-our-state-security cables said???


36 posted on 12/14/2010 3:02:48 AM PST by rod1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Dear Hilary, please hold on to my FBI files for another 22 months. Love, Barry”


37 posted on 12/14/2010 4:10:55 AM PST by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: pallis
She isn’t worthy to wipe Condi’s shoes.

Amen to that. Oh, wait. Us conservatives are all a bunch of rich, evil racists. I'll have to pretend Condi isn't black or something. /sarc

38 posted on 12/14/2010 4:11:40 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

She doesn’t need face powder. she needs Bondo.


39 posted on 12/14/2010 4:15:06 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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She isn’t worthy to wipe Condi’s shoes.

Actually, that depends on what Condi stepped in.

40 posted on 12/14/2010 4:24:06 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She knows how to shred documents, hide evidence, and induce suicides. Those are really important things to Obama.


41 posted on 12/14/2010 4:32:13 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan -- and then she threw in as a bonus, Bahrain

And she was dodging bullets the whole time too?

42 posted on 12/14/2010 4:36:56 AM PST by John123 (Requiem for Euroland...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The reason anybody has ever listened to our Secretaries of State is due to our War Department. (To heck with the silly name Department of Defense. Who the heck wants to play defense?)


43 posted on 12/14/2010 6:26:02 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: VRWCTexan

44 posted on 12/14/2010 6:35:54 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: nj26

“Translation...”

“Bill actually showed me a copy of my BC she found the other night....”


45 posted on 12/14/2010 6:50:17 AM PST by mo
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To: Bon mots

That is hilarious. What is that clip from? It looks like an old clip from Columbo.


46 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:40 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, Hillary's obviously at the top of any list with such morons as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Charles Evans Hughs, Henry Stimson and George C. Marshall.

She obviously towers above them all in intellect, statesmanship, integrity and character. Like, they were stupid enough to bring "reset" buttons to meetings with major foreign powers with the wrong translation, while she got that part of great statesmanship right. Or not.

Obama is such an appalling putz and liar.

Thomas Jefferson (1790-1793) Edmund Jennings Randolph (1794-1795) Timothy Pickering (1795-1800) John Marshall (1800-1801) James Madison (1801-1809) Robert Smith (1809-1811) James Monroe (1811-1817) John Quincy Adams (1817-1825) Henry Clay (1825-1829) Martin Van Buren (1829-1831) Edward Livingston (1831-1833) Louis McLane (1833-1834) John Forsyth (1834-1841) Daniel Webster (1841-1843) Abel Parker Upshur (1843-1844) John Caldwell Calhoun (1844-1845) James Buchanan (1845-1849) John Middleton Clayton (1849-1850) Daniel Webster (1850-1852) Edward Everett (1852-1853) William Learned Marcy (1853-1857) Lewis Cass (1857-1860) Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1860-1861) William Henry Seward (1861-1869) Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1869-1869) Hamilton Fish (1869-1877) William Maxwell Evarts (1877-1881) James Gillespie Blaine (1881-1881) Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1881-1885) Thomas Francis Bayard (1885-1889) James Gillespie Blaine (1889-1892) John Watson Foster (1892-1893) Walter Quintin Gresham (1893-1895) Richard Olney (1895-1897) John Sherman (1897-1898) William Rufus Day (1898-1898) John Milton Hay (1898-1905) Elihu Root (1905-1909) Robert Bacon (1909-1909) Philander Chase Knox (1909-1913) William Jennings Bryan (1913-1915) Robert Lansing (1915-1920) Bainbridge Colby (1920-1921) Charles Evans Hughes (1921-1925) Frank Billings Kellogg (1925-1929) Henry Lewis Stimson (1929-1933) Cordell Hull (1933-1944) Edward Reilly Stettinius (1944-1945) James Francis Byrnes (1945-1947) George Catlett Marshall (1947-1949) Dean Gooderham Acheson (1949-1953) John Foster Dulles (1953-1959) Christian Archibald Herter (1959-1961) David Dean Rusk (1961-1969) William Pierce Rogers (1969-1973) Henry A. (Heinz Alfred) Kissinger (1973-1977) Cyrus Roberts Vance (1977-1980) Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1980-1981) Alexander Meigs Haig (1981-1982) George Pratt Shultz (1982-1989) James Addison Baker (1989-1992) Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (1992-1993) Warren Minor Christopher (1993-1997) Madeleine Korbel Albright (1997-2001) (see also former Secretary Albright's Archive site) Colin Luther Powell (2001-2005) (see also former Secretary Powell's Archive site) Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009) (see also former Secretary Rice's Archive site) Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009-) (see also Secretary Clinton's site)

47 posted on 12/14/2010 8:17:38 AM PST by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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"So, thank you, Secretary Clinton, for your leadership, for your sense of humour, for your incredible dedication to our national security -- more broadly, your incredible dedication to a world that's more peaceful and secure and provides opportunity for all," he said.

How amazing how public SERVANTS, whatever their beliefs. really believe they are doing us such a favour, and that without them the world would just melt away.

48 posted on 12/14/2010 8:38:42 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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