Hillary on “This Week”

June 7, 2009 at 10:41 am (By Amba) (, )

How adeptly she’s put on the diplomat’s ambiguous armor. Every word she utters is designed to keep options open, to hint at pressure under a veneer of ceremony. For example, she says, twice, “There would be retaliation” if Iran nuked Israel, but she won’t take Stephanopoulos’s bait and come out and say the United States would retaliate, as she did during the campaign. It’s a very tricky business, and I have to admire the speed with which she’s mastered that nebulous language; for the most part it comes tripping off her tongue.

She could’ve been president. Maybe she still will, one day. You wonder if she also has her own concealed agenda.

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