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Mary Kirby Wrote: You do know that she began the negotiations on the Iran diplomacy with our Allies? Hardly a war monger!
I think you're going a bit overboard here. She enlisted the help of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the sultan of Oman, to help free American hikers imprisoned on espionage charges. The sultan agreed and was able to get the hikers freed. He, on his own, then encouraged the two countries to begin nuclear discussions under the radar.
Low level discussions began shortly thereafter, which eventually led to a historic phone call between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013...long after Secretary Clinton left office. Then the P5 + 1 was formed and official negations began.
So if we want to give anyone credit for restarting the diplomatic discussions between Iran and the United States then we should thank Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman.
Mary Kirby Wrote: At the time she was Secretary of State the Middle East was experiencing the Arab spring. It was the President's call whether he sent our troops in. He himself has said, much more often than he wanted to, he had no choice but to defend our embassies. She was Secretary of State she called it as she saw it. No more, no less. Would you rather she not give the President the truth?
I'm not saying she didn't advise President Obama in the way she saw fit. I'm saying that I don't like the way she advised him and that I'm glad he didn't listen to her.
Mary Kirby Wrote: Again, I will say find anyone else who at this time can give us most of what we want and the key is THEY CAN WIN. We should be shouting from the roof tops to have a candidate so well known instead of looking for her faults. She is not perfect. she is not God, but she can win.
And I will again say that there are dozens of women I would rather vote for to be our first female President. No one knew who Barack Obama was before 2004, but he has been the best President we have had in a generation. Just because someone has name recognition doesn't mean we should blindly fall in line and vote for them to be our next President.
Mary Kirby Wrote: If not NOW....When??
I hope it's in 2016, but I have to admit that I won't be terribly excited if it's Secretary Clinton. Senator Warren? Yes. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, or the Notorious RBG? You betcha. But I'm sorry if I don't get terribly excited about Secretary Clinton. I'll vote for her if I have to, but I'm just saying that she is not my first, second, or third choice.