January 29th 2009, Hillary Clinton was nominated by Barack Obama to be the 67th U.S. Secretary of State. Known for her intelligence and desire to be the best it’s easy to see why he would want her in his administration. Recently Republican skeptics have tried to attack her by minuting the job she’s done. She may have not had the “coming together of warring nations hand-shake” but after four years America’s top diplomat has helped revive the Nations foreign policy.
In an age of digital communication, face to face interaction is still the best way to forge and maintain foreign relationships. Clinton understood this and by logging over a million miles and visiting 112 countries she has built strong allies for our Nation. She wants to make certain that the perception of the U.S. is one of peacemaking and progress “... a seat at every table that has the potential for being a partnership to solve problems” is what she aspires for our country.
Clinton’s savvy also came to light when dealing with the ever present economic factor of foreign policy. At the end of the day the U.S. wants financial growth, and we do that by supporting our companies acquiring overseas businesses. Obviously this can be a touchy subject and few would know how to go about doing this while maintaining the allies we’ve worked hard to make.
In conclusion Hillary is no stranger to politics. She is definitely a woman of great wisdom, and has used that to benefit us in our foreign endeavors. She understands that good overseas relationships means domestic security and economic growth, and she has over and over again shown us that she will go the extra mile (sometimes literally) to ensure that the U.S. is still the top dog when it comes to foreign policy.