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Wednesday October 6th Appointments: Secretary of State Clinton

October 6, 2010

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri and participates in the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Meeting, at the Department of State.

10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the 12th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. You can watch live here.

11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton officiates at a Swearing-In Ceremony for incoming Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, at the Department of State.

1:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, at the Department of State.

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, at the Department of State.

4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, at the White House.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Thain permalink
    October 6, 2010 7:18 am

    I know Stacy put up an article about this last week but I guess Woodward is still saying in interviews that there could be a Biden-Hillary switcharoo in 2012 and my question is is Woodward full of sh*t and trying to generate headlines for himself or is there some truth to this?

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/195305

    It would certainly make me more interested in voting for the dems in 2012.

    Stacy- you start reading the Woodward book yet? you said you bought it- just wondering if there’s more about that in there.

  2. Thain permalink
    October 6, 2010 7:24 am

    Sorry, another question- if it’s ok to try to work out with the Taliban, who are apparently terrorists and who may have played a role in 9/11 with Al Qaeda, why can’t we try to work out a deal between Fatah, Israel and Hamas?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/afghanistantaliban-peace-_n_751972.html

    We make deals with terrorists when it suits us, right? We work with Khadaffi. We help fund some portions of the Taliban (according to media reports several months ago). We brought Sein Fein/the IRA to the table when working out peace with Northern Ireland. So why is Hamas so taboo.

    Oh, that’s right, it’s Israel and special rules apply. And AIPAC might get mad!

  3. October 6, 2010 9:42 am

    This is just shameful:

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israel-is-now-punishing-palestinians-shamelessly-1.317415

    Oh, but silence from the US. If it were Iran we’d be furious!

    On another topic, apparently Bibi is stringing along the US and is now considering accepting the list of promises (More!), goodies, economic aid (more!) and security guarantees (more!), diplomatic cover (more!)- I think Bibi is just playing games and holding off until it gets to a crisis point until he agrees so that he can squeeze as much out of the US as possible. If Obama does offer Israel all this stuff, I will be outraged. Why is the US the one that has to make concessions for ISRAEL’s security? It’s ridiculous. Not only are we reduced to begging like we are some Third World country but we have to provide Israel with tons of benefits and special status in addition to what we already provide? How f*cked up is that? All for a lousy 2 month extension on a settlement freeze that never really was a freeze and which was continuously violated without consequence. And after two months, then what? We give Bibi the keys to the Oval Office and tell him to make himself at home? Why not, at this point.

    Obama should have pulled the offer off the table as soon as Bibi said “thanks, but no thanks.” He purposely humiliated the US just to show he can. Obama could send a message to Bibi by saying “ok, you had said you wanted these things, we offered, you publicly (through leaks from both sides) said no so we will take it off the table and work on the Palestinians.”

    As many are saying, if the US can’t even get Israel to stop building SOME illegal settlements for a crappy two months, how in the world is the US going to get Israel to move forward on final status issues? It’s ridiculous.

  4. Steve permalink
    October 6, 2010 6:09 pm

    No wonder Israeli-Palestinian talks are going nowhere and no wonder why Bibi is being rewarded for treating the US like sh*t- Dennis Ross is in charge. Again.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/05/AR2010100506225.html

    Notice how the article is 99.9% uncritical.

    This guy seems to sometimes forget that he’s a mediator and not an official representative of Israel, or as Aaron David Miller called both of them during the negotiations in the Clinton years- “Israel’s lawyers.” Ross is an AIPAC/WINEP shill. He’s the one who drafted the ridiculous Bibi wish-list letter with Israeli officials and which Bibi turned down anyway. Bibi will take the goodie bag, don’t worry. It’s his chance to get a whole lot of something for a whole lot of nothing.

    Dennis Ross is a walking negative stereotype- he unfortunately personifies the people’s worst fears about conflicts of interest. He puts his own personal feelings and sense of loyalty to Israel above all else.

    • October 7, 2010 5:56 am

      I’m not going to touch the dual loyalty charge with a ten foot pole.

      I do think Ross makes matters worse for the US and the Palestinians but the Israelis must be thrilled. But the reason that article about Ross is so depressing is that it is so typical- as has been noted it is totally uncritical but also is again shows how Bibi is manipulating the system and engaging in triangulation. Bibi doesn’t want to deal with the State Dept because it’s too “pro-Arab?” Please. I don’t see too much evidence of pro-Arab sentiment but that’s sort of the Israeli-AIPAC propaganda that has been bandied about for years. Any attempt to reign in Israel gets you the label “anti-Israel,” “Arabist” or in some cases “anti-Semitic.” Bibi shouldn’t be able to triangulate like this.

      Israel and AIPAC never liked the idea of George Mitchell being special envoy because they were worried that he would be objective. Yeah, god forbid mediators were objective. They like Ross because he’s NOT objective. Why Obama is falling for this manipulation is beyond me, other than for political reasons- it keeps the AIPAC crowd happy.

  5. Lulu permalink
    October 6, 2010 6:14 pm

    It’s nice of the American media to ignore this shameful behavior. Thank goodness the world’s “most moral army” (according to Israel) is protected from almost all scrutiny unless of course it’s such a huge scandal that it can’t be ignored.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/an-embarrassment-to-israel-netanyahu-condemns-youtube-humiliation-of-palestinian-prisoner-1.317561

    Yay, the humiliation of women! But it’s all ok because she’s an Arab!

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