November 21, 2007

WHILE ACCURATE, HER CRITIQUE WOULD BE BETTER GROUNDED...:

Clinton Mocks Obama on Foreign Policy (AP, 11/20/07)

Hillary Rodham Clinton ridiculed Democratic rival Barack Obama on Tuesday for his contention that living in a foreign country as a child helped give him a better understanding of the foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.

"Voters will have to judge if living in a foreign country at the age of 10 prepares one to face the big, complex international challenges the next president will face," Clinton said. "I think we need a president with more experience than that, someone the rest of the world knows, looks up to and has confidence in."

Clinton's statement was prompted by a comment Obama made a day earlier when asked about his foreign policy credentials. He said his life experience gave him a better feel for international issues than most candidates gain from official trips to other nations.

He noted his father was from Kenya and that he himself spent part of his childhood in Indonesia. "Probably the strongest experience I have in foreign relations is the fact I spent four years overseas when I was a child in Southeast Asia," he said Monday.


...were she not reduced to arguing that: The strongest experience I have in foreign relations is the fact I was married to a president. Either would be the least accomplished person to achieve the office in our history.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 21, 2007 8:14 AM
Comments

I'd argue Hillary is more accomplished than Jack Kennedy.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 21, 2007 9:40 AM

JFK had served in the military.

Posted by: oj at November 21, 2007 10:55 AM

Well, that stint in an Indonesian madrassa should qualify Effendi Obama to understand the enemy.

Posted by: Lou Gots at November 21, 2007 4:13 PM
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