Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hillary Clinton Speaks Of Value Of Diplomacy At State Department

Hillary Clinton arrived at the State Department and was greeted like a rock star. The Secretary of State told her colleagues, "...robust diplomacy and effective development are the best long-term tools for securing America’s future." 

After eight years of "You are either with us or against us," scorn for "old Europe," rejection of the Kyoto Protocols on global warming and refusal to talk to those we consider enemies, this is a much-needed departure. In the spirit of openness, the Secretary of State invited her staff to "think outside the proverbial box" and let them know that "there is nothing that I welcome more than a good debate and the kind of dialogue that will make us better."

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