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Tuesday May 18th: Secretary Clinton’s Appointments

May 18, 2010

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on Capitol Hill.

2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen Bosworth and Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Ambassador Sung Kim, at the Department of State.

3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, at the Department of State.

5:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. jillforhill permalink
    May 18, 2010 7:47 am

    Hopefully no one at the senate forgein relations committee will forget what the meeting is about like McCain did yesterday at the oil disaster meeting. They were talking about the bp oil disaster with napoltino(sp) and McCain wanted to talk about that “danged fence”,everyone looked at him like he is losing his mind.

    • May 18, 2010 8:59 am

      Really? McCain doesn’t seem to be on top of his game at all and after that silly “danged fence” commercial he probably shouldn’t bring the fence up. Honestly, the guy went around saying on television and radio that he NEVER called himself a maverick- he did about a thousand times- does he understand YouTube? And I believe the word “maverick” is in his book title.

      I have a feeling the foreign relations committee mtg will probably revolve around Iran because it seems that everything these days does. And apparently things are very bad in Afghanistan, which I think will be Obama’s achilles heel. To me, what is going on in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) represents everything I find so frustrating about our hawkish foreign policy- we’re creating more enemies than friends, spending trillions of dollars to nation-build and trying to work with a corrupt leader (Karzai) who is starting to look a bit drug-addled to me. But we have no choice because we hand-picked Karzai for his pro-US, pro-oil stance so now we are stuck with him. In fact, I find it so frustrating I won’t even put up a post about it.

  2. alinosof permalink
    May 18, 2010 10:00 am

    Heads up! C-span is streaming the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing live.

    • Luisa permalink
      May 18, 2010 10:25 am

      thank you,
      I’ll go and watch!

  3. jillforhill permalink
    May 18, 2010 5:57 pm

    It was weird because he came late to hearing and that was the first thing he asked about and wouldn’t move away from that topic. The looks on everyone’s face was priceless.
    It was like someone just woke him up from his nap. Mccain was never a maverick just an opportunist.

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