Skip to comments.Why John Kerry could be a better secretary of state than Hillary Clinton (Enter The Twilight Zone)
Posted on 04/25/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT by haffast
Aaron David Miller is vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served for two decades as an adviser to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state on Arab-Israeli negotiations.
George Marshall. Dean Acheson. Henry Kissinger. James Baker.
These are the sorts of names youd see in a Secretary of State Hall of Fame, if such a thing existed. Enshrinement would depend on negotiating a consequential agreement, defusing a major crisis, articulating a successful doctrine or fashioning a strategy for peace or war that puts you at the center of American foreign policy.
Hillary Rodham Clinton didnt get there. But John Kerry might.
This isnt a knock on Clintons abilities or record, nor is it excessive optimism about what Kerry might achieve as secretary of state. Rather, its a recognition that 90 percent of success in life isnt merely showing up its showing up at the right time. And in showing up at Foggy Bottom for President Obamas second term, Kerry may have done precisely that.
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Hillary's career not over???
"....she had the misfortune of serving under the most controlling commander in chief on foreign policy since Richard Nixon."
"On those matters relating to peace and war, the president, his White House advisers and the National Security Council dominated."
"When it came to thinking big on the U.S.-Israeli relationship, Iran, strategy on Russia and China, and the so-called Mideast peace process, it was the White House again."
But that little Benghazi mishap, well, that was all Clinton-(Patraeus).
Damning with faint praise...
Moe was the smartest of the Three Stooges, but he was still a Stooge.
Well, a “D” student is arguably better than an “F” student.
So would this individual. What's your point, Aaron?
Because he can’t be worse?
"Buy five tires, get one less. Free rotation."
I suppose Charles Manson would be a better baby sitter than Kermit Gosnell, but faint praise is not a reason to accept mediocrity.
In other words, Aaron David Miller is suggesting that Kerry's stock-in-trade -- arrogance coupled to stupidity -- is the key to success for the Secretary of State.
Somehow, I don't think that recipe is going to work...
Kerry and Obama sole mates? I’ll buy it. ;-)
Not exactly a high standard.