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Would Hillary Clinton fit into an Obama administration? Justify your answer

Updated on November 15, 2008

Excellent Team

Hillary For Secretary of State. I Say YES!!!

I think that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make a good team. Everyone expected Obama to pick her for vice president. But he didn't. I am glad that he selected Biden instead. If in deed Hillary becomes the Secretary of State, this would give her more responsibilities than the office of the Vice President. I think she is more that qualified for the position. Leaders from around the world loves her. She is better at negotiating peace treaties without loosing her temper.

There is so much that I can say that qualifies her for the job. For one, she opposed George Bush on this war in Iraq. On a visit to Iraq in February 2005, Clinton noted that the insurgency had failed to disrupt the democratic elections held earlier, and that parts of the country were functioning well. Noting that war deployments were draining regular and reserve forces, she co-introduced legislation to increase the size of the regular United States Army by 80,000 soldiers to ease the strain. In late 2005, Clinton said that while immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake, Bush's pledge to stay "until the job is done" was also misguided, as it gave Iraqis "an open-ended invitation not to take care of themselves." She criticized the administration for making poor decisions in the war, but said it was more important to solve the problems in Iraq.

Clinton opposed the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 and supported a February 2007 non-binding Senate resolution against it, which failed to gain cloture. In March 2007 she voted in favor of a war spending bill that required President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within a certain deadline; it passed almost completely along party lines but was subsequently vetoed by President Bush. In May 2007 a compromise war funding bill that removed withdrawal deadlines but tied funding to progress benchmarks for the Iraqi government passed the Senate by a vote of 80-14 and would be signed by Bush; Clinton was one of those who voted against it. Clinton responded to General David Petraeus's September 2007 Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraqby saying, "I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief." In September 2007 she voted in favor of a Senate resolution calling on the State Department to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps "a foreign terrorist organization", which passed 76-22.

Not to mention that she is well traveled.In March 1995, she met with Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A few days later she met with P.V. Narasimha Rao, the prime minister of India. In Eastern Europe in July 1996, she met with President Ion Iliescu of Romania and President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. In a tour of Central American countries in 1998, she announced major aid packages for hurricane relief and addressed the Congress of Guatemala. In Egypt in March 1999, she met with Hosni Mubarak: The 15-minute courtesy call stretched to an hour, with Clinton expressing concern about the treatment of his country's 6-million to 10-million Coptic Christians, according to reports from the time.

And that's just a sampling of her far-reaching international travel. The only comparison would be Eleanor Roosevelt, the original "first lady of the world." Roosevelt also worked hard to enhance the status of working women while first lady and helped found the United Nations. She later served as a U.N. delegate and chaired the committee that put together the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Though Clinton never held any formal position like that, a March 1997 trip to Africa with daughter Chelsea provides another example of the duality of Clinton's purpose.

Who else would be better for the job. Hillary Clinton has made her mark upon the world. It was said by many that when Hillary Speaks, the whole world listens. As Secretary of State, I am so sure that world leaders would love to sit with her and negotiate peace treaties and financial proposals. From all of her legislations and policies, she has impacted the whitehouse and nations abroad.


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      issues veritas 8 years ago

      So how is Hillary, Obama and what about Biden/