3/10/09

Hillary really sucks as Secretary of State

Well, that's not put in what we might call 'diplomatic' language, but it is increasingly apparent that it is true. And, it's being noticed.

Remember a couple of weeks back when she pretty much relegated the human rights issue to secondary or even tertiary status...if it matters at all any more...as part of that "New Morality" of the Democratic Party. She was busy sucking up to The Chinaman.

The Chinaman has of course responded by shoving a sharp stick up President Obama's backside, in the form of the aggression against the unarmed US ocean survey ship in international waters. Let's sit down and discuss it over coffee, hey wot?

Don't take my word for it. Here's Monday's editorial from the Washington Post:

Some Friends: Hillary Rodham Clinton undercuts the State Department's own human rights reporting

Excerpts:

SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to devalue and undermine the U.S. diplomatic tradition of human rights advocacy. On her first foreign trip, to Asia, she was dismissive about raising human rights concerns with China's communist government, saying "those issues can't interfere" with economic, security or environmental matters. In last week's visit to the Middle East and Europe, she undercut the State Department's own reporting regarding two problematic American allies: Egypt and Turkey.


and

According to State's latest report on Egypt, issued Feb. 25, "the government's respect for human rights remained poor" during 2008 "and serious abuses continued in many areas." It cited torture by security forces and a decline in freedom of the press, association and religion. Ms. Clinton was asked about those conclusions during an interview she gave to the al-Arabiya satellite network in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Her reply contained no expression of concern about the deteriorating situation. "We issue these reports on every country," she said. "We hope that it will be taken in the spirit in which it is offered, that we all have room for improvement."

Really.

Clinton has 'flip-flopped' on torture in the past:

Hillary flipflop on torture inspired after meeting generals

Well. Secretary of State Hillary "Flipflop" Clinton.

It looks like the "New Morality" of the Democrats is the foreign policy of the United States, like it or not.

Hope and Change!