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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:03 AM
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Clinton's experience claim under scrutiny
"Hillary Clinton may have influenced foreign policy, but evidence is scant she played pivotal role

By Mike Dorning and Christi Parsons, WASHINGTON BUREAU Tribune correspondents Jim Tankersley and Rick Pearson contributed to this report
March 7, 2008

"WASHINGTON - Surrounded by military leaders in a Cabinet-style setting, Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she has "crossed the threshold" of foreign policy experience to serve as commander in chief.

Supporters of rival Barack Obama fired back immediately, arguing that the former first lady's trips abroad hardly constituted a practice run for managing global crises.

"She was never asked to do the heavy lifting" when meeting with foreign leaders, said Susan Rice, who was an assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration and is now advising Obama. "She wasn't asked to move the mountain or deliver a harsh message or a veiled threat. It was all gentle prodding or constructive reinforcement. And it would not have been appropriate for her to do the heavy lifting."
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In Clinton's case, she may well have exercised influence on foreign policy that is hard to document because she had a unique opportunity to offer private counsel to her husband, President Bill Clinton.

But while Hillary Clinton represented the U.S. on the world stage at important moments while she was first lady, there is scant evidence that she played a pivotal role in major foreign policy decisions or in managing global crises."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-experiencemar07,...
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:07 AM
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1. I wonder if she mastered the art of pouring tea?
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rosetta627 Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:57 AM
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2. I can just see it, a nightmare tea party out of Alice in Wonderland
You now, with the Queen.
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