It seems that Smart Diplomacy TM has become the latest Obama Administration casualty thanks to the perpetual amateur hour being played out in the White House:
Fed up with a president “who can’t make his mind up” as Libyan
rebels are on the brink of defeat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking to the exits.
At the tail end of her mission to bolster
the Libyan opposition, which has suffered days of losses to Col.
Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, Clinton announced that she’s done with Obama
after 2012 — even if he wins again.
“Obviously, she’s not
happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday
or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up,” a Clinton insider told The
Daily. “She’s exhausted, tired.”
He went on, “If you take a look at what’s on her plate as compared
with what’s on the plates of previous Secretary of States — there’s
more going on now at this particular moment, and it’s like playing
sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s
trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”
… “Frankly, we are just completely puzzled,” one of the diplomats told Foreign Policy magazine. “We are wondering if this is a priority for the United States.”
Or as the insider described Obama’s foreign policy shop: “It’s amateur night.”
Clinton revealed her desire to leave yesterday in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, responding four times to his questions about whether she would accept a post during a potential second Obama administration with a single word: “No.”
Philippe Reines, an adviser and spokesman for Clinton, downplayed the significance of the interview, saying, “He asked, she answered.
Really that simple. [It] wasn’t a declaration.”
But her blunt string of four “no’s” followed a period of intense frustration for the secretary, according to the insider, who told The Daily that Clinton has grown weary of fighting an uphill battle in the administration.
You might think that President Obama doesn’t spend enough time doing his job, but I strongly disagree. Why, just this week he has tackled fundraisers, March Madness, awards ceremonies, and golf, plus he has an excruciating family getaway in Rio planned for this weekend.
As much as I dislike Hillary, it’s pretty obvious that she would have at least taken the job of President seriously. And I have to wonder, how many other people in the leadership of the Democratic party are getting fed up with “King Barry”, who revels in the pomp and prestige of the office, but seems to have little interest in being an executive and having to make tough decisions?
If I was President Obama, I’d start keeping a close eye on Hillary Clinton. As the old saying goes, “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”