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Wednesday April 20th 2011 Daily Appointments: SOS Hillary Rodham Clinton

April 20, 2011


9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.

11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton speaks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a working lunch with Haitian President Elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary Dr. Kissinger participate in “Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” at the Department of State.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Thain permalink
    April 20, 2011 9:07 am

    What is it with NY media?

    Where was this guy during the Bush years? We have Bush to thank for Hamas in Gaza.

    I’ll be the first one to criticize Obama’s foreign policy but this guy is just pandering to the right. I’m sure if he had been in Obama or Hillary’s shoes he would have done things very differently in Egypt? Like how? How exactly do these neocons think we can control what the Egyptians do? It’s not the 1950’s anymore and this isn’t the Cold War.

    If people are really worried about Iran then they should be working to create a stable middle east and a resolution to the Israeli palestinian conflict because that conflict alone is a great source of recruitment and angst in the region. Notice also these guys supported the Iraq War- hello? Nothing in the region has empowered Iran more than getting rid of their arch-enemy Saddam.

    But Americans don’t know geography or foreign policy so the NY Post can just selectively pick and choose what facts to discuss and leave out the inconvenient bits.

    If we go to war with Iran I’m sure all these NY neocons will be the FIRST to run down to their local recruiting center right after they get back from the AIPAC conference, dinner and the theater, right? Right.

    Hehe 🙂

    BTW, if you haven’t read this, go read it now. It should be required reading for anyone interested in Middle East peace. In fact, Ethan Bronner should read it to learn how to do some actual journalism:

    Speaking of Bronner, in an article in the NYT the other day he referred to the entire political left as “anti-Israel”- the guy is a total hack and should be fired.

    • stacyx permalink*
      April 20, 2011 10:07 am

      I read that Vanity Fair article when it first came out- it’s truly incredible. Also incredible was how we took no responsibility for helping Hamas gain power. What was frustrating is the rest of the MSM totally ignored the story but if people don’t know about this it’s hard for them to really appreciate what is going on over there with respect to Hamas. It’s also relevant to understanding why the US is seen as NOT an honest broker and why the Palestinian Authority is deemed illegitimate and merely a tool of Israel and the U.S.- whether it’s true or not is a subject of some debate.

      Because in the U.S. there is no honest debate which allows for opposing viewpoints on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict we tend to ignore these things but they matter.

      As for the Bronner article I was so angry when I read his off-hand comment about the “anti-Israel left” and thanks for reminding me- I am going to write him when I get home from work today- he usually writes me back. It’s that sort of pseudo journalism that defines the debate, albeit in a subtle manner. Every once in a while Bronner surprises me with something moderately even-handed but it’s very rare- he usually just spouts the Israeli govt version of events.

    • Carolyn-Rodham permalink
      April 20, 2011 8:05 pm

      That second article is truly an eye-opener. We have NO idea what our government is doing behind our backs.

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