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Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World
NPR ^ | June 10, 2014 | James Frank

Posted on 06/10/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT by maggief

To hear Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and once and maybe future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book "Hard Choices" isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.

She still hasn't made up her mind about another run for the presidency, she told Renee Montagne, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. It's more a review of the decisions she made as the nation's top diplomat.

That the book looks backwards is proof, she said, that it's not a campaign document because, echoing a often used line of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "I'm experienced enough to know that political campaigns are about the future, not the past."

But she acknowledged that the book tour gives her a chance "to work really hard to get out around the country to talk about what's on people's minds." In short, it sounds like she's embarking on another listening tour of the kind she used to launch her career in electoral politics in 1999 before she ran for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.

In any event, a review of her years traveling the globe as secretary of state during President Obama's first term gives her the chance to define her accomplishments even as her Republican critics ask, "What achievements?"

Here are some interview highlights:

Her accomplishments: To hear Clinton tell it, she helped rebuild the U.S. image in the world after the George W. Bush administration badly mangled it.

"The most important thing I did was to help restore America's leadership in the world. And I think that was a very important accomplishment. We were flat on our back when I walked in there the first time.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: braindamage

1 posted on 06/10/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Obama and Hillary have made such a mess of international relations. It will take years to repair the damage.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 6:17:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Well if so, she certainly did a terrible job of it.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: maggief
She just 'led' on a reciprocal heading....


To the rear! Charge!

4 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:00 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Sacajaweau

It will take a Act of God to fix what they did.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:27 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: maggief

Lol! She did what!? I don’t get it, is she practicing for her comedy stand up routine?


6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:39 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: maggief
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7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:28:33 AM PDT by LucyT (If you're not paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Remember, reality is whatever the mainstream press says it is. That’s why Hillary can say these things.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:31:06 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: Bulwyf; LucyT

9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:31:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: aimhigh

The open secret among Democrats, is that not all Democrats love the Clintons. There are Democrats who would like to take them out. Just as Obama took out Hillary in ‘08, in spite of her being “inevitable” then, there are Democrats who want to take out Hillary in ‘16. But they have not yet emerged.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The demoncraps I have been running into don’t like Bathhouse
Barry.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:36:04 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: maggief

The woman has to be on drugs to be this totally delusional. Read my lips: No. One. Respects. Us. Hillary. They can’t imagine how such a ship of fools was elected by the American people.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief
Never forget Benghazi


13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:04 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: maggief

Ha.

She’s got a huge gaggle of brainwashed people ready to rush out and buy her book, but she did nothing about US leadership.

Not one tiny bit.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:13 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: maggief

Hillary Clinton is a screw-up.
She FUBARs everything she touches.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: maggief
Brain-damaged corrupt boozehound.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think after Clinton, the commie dems don’t have a serious candidate for 2016 and that is why they will put her out there. By 2016 this nation will be beyond the tipping point so why take on a challenge that cannot be overcome? So, they put up Hitlery, she loses, and the dems go on for 4 years blaming the other party of ruining the country. Look at the tanned one’s approval ratings now. Even after all the scandals, the missteps, the racism et al the tanned one’s approval rating is over 40%, closer to 50 actually.

The electorate is brain dead here. We may be keeping up with this stuff but we are like a ship at sea with no radio.
Worse, the GOP, the alleged opposition, is led by a bunch of
tone deaf fools so even if the radio were working, they could not hear it.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:19 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: maggief

I’m going to go pressure wash my eyes and read that headline again a little later. It’s not making sense.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:52 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: maggief

Of course NPR would say that.

When will our tax dollars stop funding NPR?


19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:45:15 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: maggief

She must be on drugs...................


20 posted on 06/10/2014 6:45:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: maggief
"Madam Secretary, I see you found that blue tarp we were looking for."


21 posted on 06/10/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: maggief
Now, who do you want taking that 3:00 AM phone call?


22 posted on 06/10/2014 6:51:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Iron Munro
Hair by Nick Nolte. Smock by Moose-shell.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:32 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: maggief
American leadership = GREAT SUCCESS!!



Oh wait...
24 posted on 06/10/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: maggief

Rrestored to what? We are no longer the shining city on the hill.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 6:56:18 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Iron Munro

Can you stomach the thought of seeing THAT coming down the steps from AF1 for four (and prayerfully NOT eight) years?


26 posted on 06/10/2014 6:59:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: All
Hillary makes it to the top----almost.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: maggief

Is this satire?


28 posted on 06/10/2014 7:13:50 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: maggief

29 posted on 06/10/2014 7:13:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The higher ups don’t want to deal with the Clintons and the baggage they bring with them. Don’t be shocked if you see some other high profile Dems like Andrew Cuomo and Senator Pocohontas Warren getting more media coverage soon.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 7:19:35 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: maggief

She hit her head again on a bottle of Jack Daniels.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 7:20:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: All

What a sick, demented woman....


32 posted on 06/10/2014 7:21:03 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: maggief

That’s all we need is another homosexual in office.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 7:29:20 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: maggief

huma wrecked


34 posted on 06/10/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Liz

AHHHHH why didn’t it go the other way !?

Damn!


35 posted on 06/10/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: maggief

That headline made me laugh outloud!! The guy in the stall next to me probably thinks he’s sitting next to a nut.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 8:04:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: maggief

Remember Benghazi!


37 posted on 06/10/2014 8:04:42 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: chris37

Lol——good one.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 8:17:13 AM PDT by Liz
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To: maggief

Wanna take a good look at Iraq today, Hillary?


39 posted on 06/10/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The people buying her books are corporations and crony capitalists who owe her for all that State Department spending. They’ll buy crates of her books at full price and use them to heat their homes and factories.

What did you think of that division of labor video?


40 posted on 06/10/2014 4:41:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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