Friday, June 19, 2009

Biden and Clinton don't get it

The New York Times reports that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while generally supporting Obama's position, want him to take a firmer line on Iran.

This was why I felt John Kerry would make a better Secretary of State than Clinton: he's much, much better on foreign policy. Especially compared with Kerry's nuanced piece in the Times opinion piece yesterday, Clinton and Biden's approach looks hubristic and short-sighted, a holdover from the "Bosnia Generation" view of the necessity of American intervention to promote democracy and security of the 1990s.

Here's hoping Obama doesn't heed the call of his own SecState and Veep. It would be disastrous for the Iranian protesters.

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