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Thread: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by ball_licker47 View Post
    I think it was that negro Herman Caine
    I'm with you dawg!!!!!

    BTW, as Malcolm would say, "THE SO CALLED NEGRO!!!!"

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    The obvious answer is Tea Leoni.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    I think John Kerry has had one of the most difficult jobs considering he's had to circumvent a recalcitrant and fearful administration to be effective. The Syria hearings were a good example of that. Overall I think he's probably been the most effective Secretary of State, and one of the most challenged, that we've had in a long while. I think Condoleezza Rice wasn't as effective nor was she as necessary given the strength of support she had from the administration and how her efforts were often secondary to ongoing policy from the administration. Similarly I think Clinton was competent but I don't think she was that severely challenged nor was she as aggressive as Kerry in pursuing policy aims.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Where is the 'None of the above' option?

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I think John Kerry has had one of the most difficult jobs considering he's had to circumvent a recalcitrant and fearful administration to be effective. The Syria hearings were a good example of that. Overall I think he's probably been the most effective Secretary of State, and one of the most challenged, that we've had in a long while. I think Condoleezza Rice wasn't as effective nor was she as necessary given the strength of support she had from the administration and how her efforts were often secondary to ongoing policy from the administration. Similarly I think Clinton was competent but I don't think she was that severely challenged nor was she as aggressive as Kerry in pursuing policy aims.
    Define effective in this context please.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    The obvious answer is Tea Leoni.

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    You mean AU, fanfiction Hilary Clinton?
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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Define effective in this context please.
    Showed up for work.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Showed up for work.
    Well Hillary showed up for work and flew all over the world.

    I was hoping "effective" in this context meant results.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Well Hillary showed up for work and flew all over the world.

    I was hoping "effective" in this context meant results.

    No no.....just showed up. Milked it for the money. Frequent Flyer miles don't count as anything but excess waste.

    The list of accomplishments validates that.

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    Re: Who was the best Secretary of State of the United States in the 21th century?

    Albright wasn't in the 21st century unless you're trying to count the last 21 days of the second Clinton term. If I'm not mistaken, technically, the 21st century didn't begin until January 1, 2001.

    As for the others, anyone who is/was Secretary of State under Obama is at a handicap since they would be reporting to Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett couldn't find her ass if you placed her hands behind her back, palms down.

    As for the two Bush Secretaries of State, both served at a time when your country was primarily leading a world war and their time was spent traveling to secure coalition agreement. Seeing the troubles both Obama Secretaries have had in gaining any kind of cooperation on foreign policy issues, the two Bush Secretaries should get points for their success.

    All that said, not a one of them is in the class of some of the very fine Secretaries of State to serve your country - my favourite being Kissinger.
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