Clinton was put on the stand for the possibility of her ‘management skills’ resulting in the deaths of American citizens. However, she left that court room bold, with a 69% approval rating from American citizens. Just so you know, Obama had about 20%, giving him a 49% approval rating before entering office.
Perhaps Hillary will be the next president. Who knows. However, recently she left the office of Secretary of State. Stepping down, she lashed out at recent critics of the Obama Administration. Those critics (in her words) “refused to accept the facts” that show she, nor the Obama administration, were responsible for the deaths of American citizens, in the Benghazi incident.
A question that I ask is whether that Benghazi incident had anything to do with her stepping down. She claims that the incident, and criticism over it, will not affect her plans for the future. Yet, has it affected the present? It is well known that when it comes to public relations, it is always “detrimental to the people if the government releases information that proves a shady government, or government official”. So, if Clinton or the Obama administration were guilty of negligence and could have prevented the deaths of American citizens – Would we even know?
Hillary Clinton is also suffering from medical dilemmas. Again, these are rather un-described so we can’t know for sure. What we do know is that Hillary recently took a medical absence. When she appeared in front of the cameras she was wearing a certain type of eyeglasses. These glasses are different in each lens and makes up for double vision. It is said that her eyesight issues were the result of a concussion, putting her out of office for quite some time.
However, whether it is dead Americans, medical conditions, or something else – What does this mean for America, and the rest of the world?
Obama has vocalized that Clinton and her team have worked diligently to bring the end of the Iraq war, decreasing the amount of US military forces in Afghanistan, and dismantling Al Qaeda.
Those are definitely significant things. Along with that, Hillary Clinton has visited hundreds of different individuals, stopping off in over one hundred countries. In four years as Secretary of State, that is a large amount of places. During her time in those countries, she has worked to improve many things, but also the reputation of the US in foreign lands.
Since the Bush administration, we have seen the opinions (regarding America) of Europe and Asia improve. This is definitely a great accomplishment considering that after Obama was elected, America’s reputation in China, Europe and Muslim countries dropped.
Along with all that work, of hers, on foreign relations, she was thrown a lot of curve balls. For one, there is America and Pakistan’s relationship troubles. (Bin Laden’s undeclared assassination on Pakistani soil contributed majorly to that). Hillary became the spokeswoman and, in a way, the face of America. She also had to defend the choice to remove Hosni Mubarak (the tyrant of Egypt), although that was easily a good stance for anyone with a conscience. Furthermore, it was her words that were heard when support was needed for intervention in Libya (an international affair) and lastly her attempts were seen the most when it came for the Syria situation.
Hillary was chosen to be the Secretary of State because of her already-created international reputation and public relations. She did not have to start off trying to gain the approval of Americans and the world. For the most part, she already had it.
So now that she leaves office, with a high approval rate we must ask some questions.
What is the next position she will take? Is it presidency in 2016?
Will her medical conditions allow her to even consider such a position?
If the Benghazi situation was more significant than the public knows, how do we feel about her being president?
One thing we do know. If medical conditions allow for it and Benghazi truly was no more than politically biased questioners, Hillary Clinton is the woman for the job (presidency) in the eyes of Americans; at least at present.