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Who will be the next U.S. secretary of state? The letter to the editor (“We need a man for the job,” Dec. 11) saying we need a big strong man to deal with the Middle East made me laugh out loud. What we need is someone who understands foreign policy and is a no-nonsense, extremely smart person who not only understands the Middle East but the whole world.

When President Obama was first elected, he said – if I remember – that he wanted to have both Republican and Democrats in his cabinet. Well, we see how that worked out. We can be assured that our next secretary of state will be a Democrat. But who? Who has all the attributes that are needed to do such a delicate job? I can’t think of anyone offhand – at least not a Democrat.

One thing is for sure: We don’t want a military person. We need someone who is good at critical thinking. With countries such as North Korea, Russia, China and the nations of the Middle East, the stakes are very high. If you want to pray about something, pray that Obama can pick someone who can walk a tightrope, and who maybe has the guts to let the world know exactly where the United States stands and what we expect from other countries.

Heaven help us if we don’t get this one right.

John Glover

Augusta

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/13/12 - 08:20 am
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Susan Rice?

In a perverse sense of masochism I sometimes watch MSNBC. Last night the theme was how bad Republicans lied during the presidential campaign and the press didn't call them on it. The main “lie” mentioned was that Republicans lied when they said Obama would take $500 billion from Medicare. They said that’s an out and out lie. But what they are not telling you is Obama is taking out $500 billion from the amount physicians will be paid by Medicare. Physicians will not be happy with Medicare patients. So, obviously, it’s not a lie that Obama took the money from Medicare.

But the bigger point is we had an administration orchestrated major lie on the scale we have never seen before with Benghazi. It went on for weeks with UN Ambassador Susan Rice making the rounds on TV news shows before the election. Did the press try to get to the bottom of the story? On Meet the Press, the lone conservative lady tried to bring it up and David Gregory told her they would get to the Benghazi incident later in the show. Guess what…they didn’t. Susan Rice has no business being Secretary of State.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 12/13/12 - 08:28 am
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"One thing is for sure: We
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"One thing is for sure: We don’t want a military person. We need someone who is good at critical thinking. "

Pretty insulting to imply that a military person is incapable of critical thinking.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/13/12 - 08:38 am
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Disparaging Remark About Military

“One thing is for sure: We don’t want a military person. We need someone who is good at critical thinking.”

Talk about an unfounded criticism. Mr. Glover, realize the military is an organization with all levels of talent. Surely, you must know those military people who have admirably served in government office throughout history?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/13/12 - 08:39 am
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Humble Angela, you beat me to

Humble Angela, you beat me to it. I didn't see your post before I posted. Nice job. I'll leave mine up, too, because it was such a silly remark for Glover to make. High five.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 12/13/12 - 11:28 am
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..his cabinet is made of

..his cabinet is made of liberal and socialist leaning cronies..why would we expect him to make a good choice now?????

harley_52
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harley_52 12/13/12 - 12:06 pm
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As A Former Military Person....

...I'd love to sit down with Mr. Glover and discuss the concept of "critical thinking."

He, quite obviously, doesn't get it.

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