Friday, July 14, 2017

An ill-conceived choice from the get-go, now a disaster

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

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Coupled with Tillerson’s public statements eschewing “values” as part and parcel of American foreign policy, his refusal to embrace the public diplomacy aspect of the job and his snail’s pace reorganization and refusal to defend his department from ludicrously large budget cuts, brings him perilously close to becoming a rival to John Kerry for the “worst secretary of state in modern times” distinction. But that’s unfair to Kerry, I suppose, who managed to staff his department and never defended zeroing out a slew of diplomatic and assistance programs or signaled unseriousness about a foreign power’s manipulation of our election system. ...

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