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Hillary's World Tour Accomplishing Little

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 01:44 PM

By Pamela Geller

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Perhaps President Barack Obama, like Don Corleone in "The Godfather," believed he should "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" when he named Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state, but she is anything but. It’s not that Hillary is in the backseat. I am not sure she is even in the trunk (or the car for that matter). Clinton has been relegated to the fringe of irrelevancy in the Obama administration. Richard Holbrooke, Samantha Power, and even Bill Clinton are doing more of the real work.

Meanwhile, take a look at what your silly secretary of state is doing while the world teeters on the brink of impending disaster. Pathetic. She served as guest of honor at the National Women’s Day dinner. No joke. She is not functioning as secretary of state, but as world secretary of health and human services. And she visited a housing project in South Africa, where she said she was “thrilled to be back to see what’s been done” since she last visited the Cape Town development in 1997.

“Thrilled to be back to see what’s been done.” Oh, yes, let’s take a look at South Africa and see what has been done, and how Hillary played house with perpetrators of mass slaughter and corruption. The South African government is corrupt, racist, and born from communist ideals. The African National Congress (ANC) has been South Africa’s governing party, allied with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) since the establishment of non-racial democracy in 1994. The ANC calls itself a “disciplined force of the left.”

The Boer farmers in South Africa are on Genocide Watch.org alert, which is why South Africa is silent about President Robert Mugabe’s slaughter of the farmers in Zimbabwe. The ANC has the same designs as Mugabe. Bye bye, “Bread Basket of Africa.” Further, the South African infrastructure is collapsing, electricity is failing constantly, and hospitals are wrecked.

Yet last week in South Africa, Hillary made sure to avoid the South African genocide, corruption, and highest crimes rates in the world. But she gave the contemptible ANC a happy face.

Then she was schmoozing in a hospital in the Congo, home to the worst United Nations “peacekeeper” sex crimes against children and women. By the way, the U.N. sexual predators were not indicted. The U.N. moved the pedophile “peacekeepers” to another region. All Hillary said was that she “hoped” that there would be “strong prosecution and law enforcement and judiciary actions to make it clear that this is unacceptable, that there is no excuse for it.”

When asked what the United States was doing about it, she said, “Well, we are trying to do several things. We’re working, of course, with the United Nations and we’re the largest supporter of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in eastern Congo. And there was a report that just came out which said that the problems that might have existed before in terms of gender and sexual-based violence among U.N. troops has been cleaned up. We are working with President Kabila’s government and the Congolese military to try to train and imbue human rights and respect for the rights of women in the military. And of course, we are providing healing and health services to those women who are victims.”

Why this exchange is so extraordinary is because the U.N. peacekeepers that Hillary is “counting on” and lauding are the ones who are guilty of these terrible sex crimes.

This can only be described as Hillary’s silly adventure — what a marked departure from Condi Rice. Here we have the secretary of state cum health and human services visiting hospitals, home building, and such, while the world is a tinderbox. North Korean nukes, Iran nukes, bloodshed in the streets of Iran, the Chavez backed Zelaya coup . . . nothing Hillary worries her not so pretty little head about. What’s for lunch?

Meanwhile, Obama has appointed Samantha Power responsible for Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. In October, Samantha Power called for a military invasion of Israel. Power’s anti-Jewish racism became so hot, she was forced to resign. But of course that was not the reason given. If you remember, it was said that Power resigned from Obama’s election campaign because of a caustic comment she made about Hillary Clinton. Power called Clinton a monster. Clearly Power and Clinton are not. . . fond of each other. Could you see these two have at it? Ouch. It would make Ali vs. Frasier look like a little girl playground kerfuffle.

Isn’t the position Obama just handed over to Power yet another Hillary smackdown? Refugees and IDPs are a State Department function.

As for Hillary Clinton, she is not going the distance as secretary of state. It’s just a matter of time. I suspect she’ll resign in a year or so, distance herself from the disastrous president, and run for president herself.

But meanwhile, the United States is becoming a joke on the world stage. The Obama presidency is imploding. Duck the shrapnel.

Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her Op-Eds have appeared in the Washington Times, Newsmax, Human Events, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News, and other publications.

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