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Tuesday January 4, 2011: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Schedule

January 4, 2011


9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the Human Resources Bureau’s quarterly staff meeting, at the Department of State.

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Daniel Yohannes and Deputy Secretary Nides, at the Department of State.

3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Pakistani Ambassador Hussain Haqqani, at the Department of State.

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  1. Cheryl El-Sabagh permalink
    January 4, 2011 11:07 am

    Hello Stacy,
    I just found this web blog today (1/4/2011) and plan to follow it. I found it because I was wondering where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been for the past couple of weeks. Google brought up your site instantly!

    I read through and looked at pictures of SOS Clinton – thank you for keeping up.

    Sorry to hear about Ninotchka – if those were pictures of her posted on your blog, she was certainly a beautiful cat.

    I look forward to receiving updates on your blog.

    Thanks again.

    • January 4, 2011 11:15 am

      Thank you and welcome, I’m glad you found this blog and I’m glad to hear you found it through Google (close to the top 😉 )

      Thanks regarding Ninotchka- yes, the photos of the black/brown/white calico were of her- I miss her very much! (I have another young cat Scooter who is a Tiger cat and I’ve also posted photos of her)

  2. Carolyn-Rodham permalink
    January 4, 2011 12:17 pm

    Frivolity alert:
    Oooooo, the green suit! One of my favorites!

    • January 4, 2011 1:37 pm

      Yeah, I like the green too. Of course I also like the purple, blue, orange, brown and black.

      • Thain permalink
        January 4, 2011 2:25 pm

        Ha! So which color don’t you like 😉 I said the other day on one of your photo bombs that she is better at wearing colors than anyone I’ve ever seen. I mean, who can pull off a bright green pantsuit? She can!

  3. January 4, 2011 2:08 pm

    SOS is meeting with Pakistani Ambassador today. Ruling coalition was just weakened by a party’s defection (but early elections don’t look likely), and the Governor of Punjab was gunned down during the last day by bodyguard.

    I recently saw a series of GIS maps put together by an NGO that highlight countries projected to continue trends of rapid population increase, susceptibility to impact of climate change, decline in agricultural production, and being water-stressed. Recipes for disaster – in Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Egypt, through the Middle East and Northern Africa. Our response so far has been primarily a military one.

    • January 4, 2011 2:24 pm

      SA- thanks for the update. On the way into work this morning NPR had a story about how the Pakistani opposition party didn’t want to overthrow the current govt at this point because Pakistan had too many problems that they felt they couldn’t solve. That’s reassuring.

      So many of the problems in the Middle East, Southeast Asia etc. involve agriculture, development, environmental damage and those problems can’t be dealt with militarily. The right has such a stunted view of terrorism in that they think radicalism is just born of hating what the US stands for but in fact, the factors you noted and their destabilizing impact all play a role in creating an environment that fosters terrorism and extremism. It would be nice if we could take more of a preventative approach rather than waiting until the terrorists are recruited and then using the military as the only option. I personally think some of our military actions are creating more terrorists than we are killing/stopping. Of course it’s hard to quantify that.

      That’s why I get so frustrated with the people who refuse to bend with respect to the Middle East. How many recent terrorists have stated the worsening situation in the Occupied Territories played a role in their transition to becoming radicals/terrorists?

  4. Thain permalink
    January 4, 2011 3:16 pm

    You know, when the Israel Lobby and their many supporters moan about how unfair it is to be labeled as having “dual loyalty” maybe they should stop and think that stuff like this just reinforces the notion that their priority is Israel First, the US be damned:

    I’m sick to death of the Lobby and all their apologists. Treason is treason.

    It also goes to show that all the so-called “liberals” like Weiner, Frank and Schumer are liberal-except-Israel. Then they become fire-breathing, vein-popping neocon hawks who don’t give a damn about human rights, racist laws and violating international law. Traitors.

    ps. Stacy- nice rebuttal to that ass Jennifer Rubin in the comments over there at her blog! Rubin is such an AIPAC tool. It was only a matter of time before she jumped on the uber-tribal Free Pollard bus.

    • Steve permalink
      January 4, 2011 6:31 pm

      Stacy has the best comment over there. It looks like Rubin is outnumbered on her own blog and it’s usually filled with rabid conservatives just calling liberals names. If Obama pardons Pollard then he will usher in more scrutiny of the Special Relationship with Israel. It’s one thing to give them military toys for their defense, it’s quite another to release a spy that turned over info. that was given to the Russians. The Jewish community and Israel Firsters try to claim Pollard caused no harm, but do some research and you’ll see otherwise. Also, the military and intelligence community will be outraged. The Lobby has found some former intelligence officials to speak on behalf of Pollard but their motivation is political at this point.

      As a Jew, I find this whole thing to be unseemly. As a community we should be united in saying “We as Americans support Israel but we don’t support crimes committed against the US on behalf of Israel.” As Thain says it opens us up to the claim of dual loyalty when we have a knee-jerk reaction in support of Pollard because a) he’s a Jew and b) he spied for our what we believe is our ancestral homeland. It’s disgusting, frankly.

      • January 4, 2011 6:38 pm

        Jennifer Rubin drives me nuts. I’m going to go to her blog every day and try to keep her honest. She’s just a right wing propaganda machine.

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