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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 09:10 PM
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172. As President Obama defines a U.S foreign policy vision,
Edited on Wed Nov-19-08 09:18 PM by ProSense
but he doesn't write the laws of the land. That is the Senate's responsibility. He can sign or veto laws, but the laws are written by Congress.

The SoS serves the President. In that role, the person doesn't set policy or write laws. It's a prestigious position, but it is primarily a position for carrying out diplomacy and negotiations on behalf of the President. The SoS serves the President.

It's highly likely that the SoS will be performing his/her duties on behalf of the President and adhering to laws written by Senator Kerry.



edited for clarity.

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