Thursday, December 4, 2008

Secretary Clinton

It is hard to see the logic in the Obama Administration picking Senator Clinton to be Secretary of State, other than to remove a possible legislative thorn in their side. During the campaign it seems like the issue that separated Clinton and Obama the most was foreign policy, so it leaves one to wonder why you would appoint someone to execute foreign policy when their view is different that yours. Is the Obama Administration already conceding Foreign Policy, is the appointment of Senator Clinton as Secretary of State a sign that the Obama Administration will put all its efforts into domestic policy and let the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party worry about Foreign Policy?

It is a fact that the most attention will demanded by the worsening economic situation and that the Obama Administration is sure to be overwhelmed by domestic problems but it would seem that someone who is going to implement your foreign policy without guidance would be a better choice if you are going to be pre-occupied with other issues.

The main issue that needs to be addressed is the continuing occupation of two Nations and the safe return of America Service People. Mrs. Clinton was an Iraq War hawk and supported the George W. Bush Invasion of both countries at the time of their presentation to the Senate. It is rather odd that you would appoint someone who is diametrically opposed to the policy that the American People who elected you favor. The Obama Campaign gained traction because he was the only candidate that could not be ties to the invasion votes. It is doubtful President-Elect Obama would be the elected President if not for his early vocal dissension towards the Iraq invasion. Now he chooses someone who favored the Iraq invasion, the two ideals just do not match up, unless the Obama Administration has been assured by Mrs. Clinton that she will carry out the policies that will extract us from the occupation of these Two Nations and that the Obama Administration will be able to concentrate all their efforts into resurrecting the Economy and the American working class and middle class.
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