Thursday, October 22, 2009

John Kerry as International Relations Advisor: Secretary of State Clinton Must Love This

He's not a Cabinet member or an ambassador, but Sen. John Kerry has ascended to the unofficial role of President Obama's global adviser on key issues that could reshape the nation's image around the world....Kerry Finds Spot in Obama Circle, Laurie Kellman, Washington Times, 10/22/2009

It's quite a stretch to go from betraying your comrades to build your anti-war credentials, while avoiding war crimes charges yourself, to the Senate, to a losing Presidential candidacy which promised to give up in the war on terrorists in Iraq, to the role as an unconfirmed chief diplomat, or perhaps State Department Czar, for a White House devoted to unofficial means of forcing mandates on the United States and its citizens. Secretary Clinton, who is fast becoming the William Rogers of the Obama Administration -- i.e., a totem of foreign policy rather than a principal actor, might want to re-think her plan not to run for office again. If she really wants to play in the Washington power game, elective office might be a better choice than serving as the State Department's official blonde.


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