CommunityMy FDLSeminal

Questions we should insist Hillary answer before she quits as Senator, to run for a new office

QUESTION 2. President Bush and Condoleezza Rice humbled themselves before Arab Monarchs, especially the King of Jordan. Madeleine Albright always wore a head scarf while visiting Arab lands.

Do you think your role as top diplomat is to hold your head high and let the world know, that America doesn’t cow down to backward customs?

QUESTION 3. How angry will you be at President Obama for destroying your life if you don’t last four years, or if the head of the State Department becomes a very limited position?

Obama wants to work for human rights around the world, but at the same time worries about the US getting in over it’s head. QUESTION 4. How willing are you, like with Bill Richardson, to caution against sending US troops back to Somalia, if they are again dragged though the street and the US people feel we are obligated to stay until the culprits are punished? The American economy is in danger of total collapse with the dollar becoming just junk currency. Incredibly expensive smart weapons could make US history resemble Ancient Rome’s collapse, rather than the US, as with England, slowly retiring in the sunset.

I admire the way Hillary gave up a lucrative legal career to become a child advocate, earlier the way as a law student she struggled for fair trials. And her noble response to her husband’s personal transgressions. I saw merit in her policy of exposing the domestic right-wing. But if we end up with Hillary’s foreign policy, and Obama’s domestic policy, of just trying to make no one feel unhappy and left out, it would in my mind be bad news indeed.

Libertarians want Richardson’s cautionary foreign policy, so do peace idealists and leftists. The Hispanic lobby as well. Hispanics are keenly aware of US policy toward the drug dealer government of Columbia.

There is a lot of intense lobbying going on. At first, the establishment pushed Richard Holbrooke as Secretary of State, when that fell though, Hillary volunteered to take over trying the straighten up Obama’s Latin American policy, and insure his other foreign policy remain in a traditional direction. There is chance of her ended up angry that she gave up her senate seat without accomplishing her goals.

Peace idealists, libertarians, leftists and Hispanics and sober Americans everywhere, let’s make Obama a great President, despite his desire to almost always head for the middle ground.

And all Americans, let’s demand that no Senator or Representative quit serving in their job until confirmed in another one. Supporters and opponents of both Obama and Hillary should unite in the demand that no one quit their Congressional position until they are confirmed in another one.

Some think the more they cheer Obama the easier his job will be. Jeremy Scahill at the Alternet condemning the tentative appointments instead of lobbying for better one, like the lobbyists for established interests are doing. Where is George Soros now that we need him?
SEE EARLIEST COMMENTS FIRST, and I seem to have to use Internet Explorer instead of Firefox to read comments without signing in. Wait 15 seconds for comments to post,

Previous post

Citigroup bailout: leaving the incompetents in charge

Next post

Yet Another Holder Holdup



I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
Back up reference to above link,

Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
(More information if you google RichardKanePA