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February 15, 2010
Hillary's 'security umbrella'
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is touring the Middle East-one of a long line of Washingtonians now on pilgrimage tours this month of the region.
Her gambit: try to reassure our allies and pseudo-allies that we have their back. How do we reveal this muscular approach? By ignoring deadlines, weakening sanctions, and instead, trumpeting a "security umbrella" for the region.
The candidate who proclaimed America would obliterate Iran should that nation launch a nuclear attack has become the Secretary of State who crumbles in the face of our adversaries.
I have a different image of an umbrella when I think of Hillary Clinton and the Obama team - this one: