Bill Clinton, Cabinet Secretary?

John Kerry has said in his campaign speeches that he wants to restore America’s standing among the international community, rolling back the unilateralist policies of the Bush administration.

Here’s a thought. If the desired result is a return to the status quo ante Bush, what about nominating Bill Clinton as Secretary of State?

Let’s set aside for a moment the question of whether Clinton would want the job.

Whatever the opinion one holds of Clinton’s domestic achievements or his personal failings, one cannot deny that Clinton was resoundingly successful in the foreign policy arena. The rogue states Bush named a few years ago–Iraq, Iran, North Korea–were all contained during the Clinton era. Clinton had productive relationships with China, with Russia, with the European powers. Clinton knew the value of multilateralism.

Were Kerry to nominate Clinton for Secretary of State it would be a clear sign to the international community that the cowboy diplomacy that marked Bush’s foreign policy was a thing of the past.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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