February 29, 2012

Clinton's Burden of World Leadership

Roger Kaplan, American Spectator

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Who said the war is global? Our Maghreb friends.

On the way home from an international conference on the situation in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made weekend stopovers in Algiers and Rabat to offer a few words of encouragement to our friends in the Maghreb, the Arab West or, if you wish, the African North. She may have reached home by now, or she may still be in Rabat, which is the capital of Morocco. She digs the king. So do most Moroccans, according to Palace sources. However, regional observers are still debating what she meant by that these quick visits. Shopping in a souk? Photo op with the local bigs? Courtesy call? Nod of approval for getting through the Arab spring -- if such it was --...

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TAGGED: Secretary of State, United States, Algiers, Afghanistan, Syria, Hillary Clinton, Vietnam, Morocco, King , the Maghreb, Tom Bissel, Oliver Hardy, Roger Kaplan, Rabat

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