Written by Marshall Frank
There’s a lot of spin going around the media circuit priming Hillary Clinton as the heir apparent to Barack Obama in 2016. Most liberal pundits ignore the obvious and bare facts, blindly declaring Hillary as one of the greatest Secretaries of State in history.
Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. If you measure success as a Secretary of State by miles traveled and pictures taken shaking hands with diplomats, then she’d win hands down. But those are not accomplishments, they are duties. Accomplishments are positive results from the tasks performed, of which there are few to list of any significance whatsoever. Nevertheless, all those photo shoots and fawning reporters will be sure to sway millions of brain-dead followers, facts be damned.
A book could be written about the failures of our state department during the last four years. For the sake of blog space, let’s keep it to a short bullet list:
Where Christianity and even Judaism were protected in Egypt under Mubarak, that is no longer the case as Christian Coptics are fleeing and churches and synagogues are closed.
Ironically we are sending aid to Syria and other “rebel fighters” who are basically associated with al Qaeda, the very terror organization responsible for attacking the U.S. on September 11, 2001. That’s not to mention four F-16’s the Obama administration recently gifted to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime, the founder of Hamas.
Our relations in the Islamist world/Middle East are about as bad as they’ve ever been, as the treaty between Israel and Egypt is all but defunct and multi-millions of people remain on edge to see where the first nuclear strike will land.
We should ask Mrs. Clinton, whose side are we on?
No serious accountability has been accepted for virtually decimating ambassadorial security in a non-secure zone, especially when beefed up security was specifically asked for by the ambassador – and refused. Not only was it refused, it was diminished. That, despite knowing the Red Cross and the British were attacked and they hauled butt out of there. Especially when the Libyan consulate had already been under attack before.
All this, then lying to the American public by stating it was all a result of an amateur video insulting to Islam, knowing that was a lie when she said it. And knowing it was a lie when her employee, UN Ambassador Susan Rice was dispatched to five television shows to regurgitate the same lie.
Her answer: “What difference does it make?” Excuse me? Is this OUR Secretary of State?
Under her watch, the Libyan ambassador and three other brave American soldiers were murdered because of poor decisions – or no decisions – made by this Secretary of State. And, she gets a pass?
Are you kidding me?
The greatest Secretary of State?
For which country?
Dick Morris points out why Mrs. Clinton continues to receive such glowing press. Her press corps travels with her regularly, assigned to her exclusively. If they are not kind to Madame Secretary, a reporter can easily fall out of favor and be rendered dismissed. Thus, poor press coverage is not permitted and well controlled.
And here, you all thought the media was neutral all this time.
Thirty years of law enforcement in Miami, Florida, including sixteen years working homicide, gives Marshall Frank a huge reservoir from which to draw insights into the problems facing America today. After retiring from the Miami-Dade P.D. in 1990, Frank went on to become a writer, now with eight published books, five fiction and three non-fiction. His book "Militant Islam In America" was published after an exhaustive research study about the inroads that radicals are making within the borders of the U.S. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the abominable criminal justice system. Book listings, prices and availability can be accessed at his web site: