“There is no crisis to be dealt with or managed when you are first lady”

by twit

zing. From the Associated Press on March 8, 2008:

https://i0.wp.com/ak.imgfarm.com/images/ap/thumbnails//Clinton_s_Experience.sff_WX104_20080308110145.jpg “Her experience speaks for itself,” says former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who is advising Clinton’s campaign. She wasn’t the one making the final decisions on U.S. policy, he says, but “no one in the world got a better idea of the countervailing pressures. The most important decision a president can make is to send Americans into harm’s way. She knows what that entails.”

A contrary view comes from Susan Rice, a former assistant secretary of state from the Clinton years and an Obama campaign adviser. She said Clinton’s involvement with foreign policy as first lady was “laudable and important, but it is hardly the same thing as the kind of crisis management” that is required of a president. “There is no crisis to be dealt with or managed when you are first lady,” Rice said.

hm. Hillary Clinton’s adviser says that the most important decision “a president can make” is about sending the military into harm’s way. So she gets a big ‘fail’ for voting to start the Iraq war, right?

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