As Hillary Leaves

Softly, I will leave you softlyFor my heart would break if you should wake and see me goSo I leave you softly, long before you miss meLong before your arms can beg me stayFor one more hour or one more day. Hillary Clinton departed the State Department -- in those words of crooner Frank Sinatra -- softly. Her departure path is being strewn with palm fronds by a press corps that has always found her to be good ink and good think. We should, at this leave-taking, give credit where credit is due. She was part of the Obama team's successful raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan. That raid was a masterpiece of military and diplomatic coordination. She was certainly right not to tell the Pakistanis what we intended to do. The quick burial at sea of Osama bin Laden's body was exactly the way to handle that matter. Even Winston Churchill would have approved. We should also thank Madam Secretary for gaining the release of Chen Guangcheng and his family from cruel captivity in China. Chen has been a...(Read Full Article)