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November 22, 2012

Kerry Is the Right Choice to Lead U.S. Diplomacy

By Sheila Samples

Obama says he hasn't made a Secretary of State decision. But rejecting Rice in favor of Kerry would make the president look like he's buckling to pressure from McCain, the Republican opponent he defeated in the 2008 election. And yet, if how something looks is the issue -- and appearances are critical in diplomacy -- then Obama should choose Kerry. Kerry would be much better received than Rice not just in the Senate, but in the rest of the world ...

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Obama says he hasn't made a Secretary of State decision. But rejecting Rice in favor of Kerry would make the president look like he's buckling to pressure from McCain, the Republican opponent he defeated in the 2008 election. And yet, if how something looks is the issue -- and appearances are critical in diplomacy -- then Obama should choose Kerry. Kerry would be much better received than Rice not just in the Senate, but in the rest of the world -- which should be more than a little relevant in this decision. After 27 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he knows every player of consequence.

Submitters Website: http://sheilastuff.blogspot.com

Submitters Bio:

Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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