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Hillary Clinton's Time as Secretary of State

Monday, March 18, 2013

BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas gives an inside account of Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state. Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage for four years. Her book The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Powerdraws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas, to paint an intimate and candid portrait of one of the most powerful global politicians.

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Comments [4]

Peter

Hamas were democratically elected in 2006 - but don't seem too keen to be held democratically accountable since then. At what point should the media stop describing them as being 'democratically elected'?

Given that their political platform is specifically genocidal, should the West really be expected to prioritise their increasingly dubious democratic mandate over their genocidal ambitions?

Mar. 19 2013 09:15 AM
Tony from Canarsie

A very informative guest, thanks.

Mar. 18 2013 12:43 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Hitler was democratically elected too, but was it good for the world, and America? What we should have learned from the 1930s is that a party with an army should never be legalized. Imagine if the Democratic or Republican parties had "armed wings!"
The Arab world is a mess, and I would suggest that first they make peace with the Jewish state and then try to peacefully sort themselves out. There is nothing anyone from the outside can do for them. THey have to do it mostly themselves.

Mar. 18 2013 12:43 PM
Tara from Bronx

The process of election can be supported by the US without agreeing with the election outcome. Acceptance of Hamas is not in keeping with our National interests, in addition there are other aspects of Hamas that are not, and should not be accepted or condoned by our government. I don't see this as being hypocritical or contradictory to supporting elections in Palestine.

Mar. 18 2013 12:38 PM

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