Here is a thought experiment that does not take very much thought. Picture, if you will, Hillary Clinton facing a foreign-policy conundrum. With whom will she discuss it first and most intently: with her president or her husband? (I did tell you that this wouldn't be difficult.) Here's another one: Will she be swayed in her foreign-policy decisions by electoral considerations focusing on the year 2012, and, if so, will she be swayed by President Barack Obama's interests or her own?
I think Clinton should be given a chance to prove herself as secretary-of-state and deserves a break from this kind of criticism for the time being. Unless she gives reason to infer that she is actually doing as Hitch predicts, she deserves the benefit of the doubt. The world is really in too grave a crisis right now to do otherwise.
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