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mr1956 Donating Member (211 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-08 07:18 AM
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11. State Dept needs an expanded role
After 8 years of Bush the Diplomatic Corps has been decimated.
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  -Clinton Moves to Widen Role of State Dept. elleng  Dec-23-08 06:01 AM   #0 
  - Go get 'em girl! n/t  ejbr   Dec-23-08 06:13 AM   #1 
  - long as her boss, Obama, approves, that is.  Zhade   Dec-23-08 06:17 AM   #2 
  - Sounds like everyone is way out in front of the curve. What a change and what a relief!  MasonJar   Dec-23-08 06:25 AM   #3 
  - I knew it! She's setting up a second Presidency!! ...  onehandle   Dec-23-08 06:30 AM   #4 
  - And you haven't been disappointed.  pecwae   Dec-23-08 07:47 AM   #12 
  - So it seems. nt  onehandle   Dec-23-08 09:19 AM   #22 
  - So many promises to keep so little time.  peace13   Dec-23-08 09:23 AM   #23 
  - Never saw that coming!  No Elephants   Dec-23-08 06:32 AM   #5 
  - "I knew it. She's setting up a fiefdom of her own!" - Predictable Personages  SpiralHawk   Dec-23-08 06:46 AM   #6 
  - Have to agree with you  Thothmes   Dec-23-08 06:56 AM   #7 
  - Reminds me of Cheney and the transforming of the office he stole. n/t  Wilms   Dec-23-08 07:00 AM   #8 
  - expanded role in dealing with global economic issues at a time of crisis  edwardlindy   Dec-23-08 07:04 AM   #9 
  - This actually makes some degree of sense  karynnj   Dec-23-08 08:01 AM   #14 
     - It would do  edwardlindy   Dec-23-08 08:12 AM   #17 
        - I agree - but whether we "run" or we "interact" with peers,  karynnj   Dec-23-08 08:19 AM   #18 
        - I've got a little news for you. A lot of countries were managed even worse than us economically.  Zynx   Dec-23-08 08:37 AM   #20 
           - I didn't say there were not  edwardlindy   Dec-23-08 08:43 AM   #21 
  - Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends...  MannyGoldstein   Dec-23-08 07:15 AM   #10 
  - I fail to see how this is a bad thing  Tempest   Dec-23-08 11:14 AM   #30 
  - State Dept needs an expanded role  mr1956   Dec-23-08 07:18 AM   #11 
  - Gee, Imagine that....who woulda thunk it  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-23-08 07:56 AM   #13 
  - The power to appoint special envoys, etc. should rest with President Obama, not SoS Hillaryland.  ClarkUSA   Dec-23-08 08:06 AM   #15 
  - Not to worry...I'm sure he will always be on top of it  Stuckinthebush   Dec-23-08 09:31 AM   #25 
  - Good. Maybe we can actually start TALKING to people now, instead of this "We don't talk...  Odin2005   Dec-23-08 08:07 AM   #16 
  - Considering the all the repair work that needs to be done. I think she's on the right track.  Wizard777   Dec-23-08 08:28 AM   #19 
  - Emphasis on the expanded role in dealing with economic issues...  Baby Snooks   Dec-23-08 09:27 AM   #24 
  - HEY GOP THIS is known as being PROACTIVE to problems not kneejerk reaction  benld74   Dec-23-08 09:47 AM   #26 
  - I Don't Understand the People on DU  LeFleur1   Dec-23-08 09:55 AM   #27 
     - Hillary is far from liberal on many positions... you may want to look at her record...  Windy   Dec-23-08 11:59 AM   #31 
     - Which true liberal did he appoint to his cabinet  Pastiche423   Dec-23-08 01:13 PM   #32 
  - Imagine that. n/t  crikkett   Dec-23-08 10:38 AM   #28 
  - In other words, the state dept is getting the funding it actually needs to do it's work. nt  Javaman   Dec-23-08 10:44 AM   #29 

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