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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-03-09 03:13 PM
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31. I know you are responding to the poster, but the story is a FAR BETTER one
The story is how Kerry and the Obama administration worked together in a creative way. Here, Kerry used his reputation as a straight shooter that he built over years and the trust that many leaders have in him to create an opening - one that the Obama administration, in the form of HRC, was then able to pursue. This reflects well on Senator Kerry, the Obama administration and HRC, which is why I wrote the subject as I did and posted it here, rather than LBN where I would have to use his title- the coordination is essential to Kerry's actions mattering. (Read the last paragraph in the article)

Improving our relationship with Syria, if it happens, is a big deal. It takes away an ally of Iran and could convert a major troublemaker in Lebanon to less of a problem (anything more might be too much to hope for.) It will still take a lot of work that MANY people will be involved in - including Clinton - and this is just a small, but important step. My guess is that George Mitchell will be the key player here. This takes nothing away from Clinton, who can't personally deal with every country. With all the current problem spots, I doubt any one person could - even a career diplomat like Holbroke or a career Senator with decades of experience in foreign policy, like Biden or Kerry - all of whom would start with greater knowledge than HRC.
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