One hundred days of Hillary: State Department trumpets Clinton's achievements
By MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Friday marks Hillary Rodham Clinton's 100th day as the top U.S. diplomat and the State Department is commemorating the occasion with a 13-page list praising what it considers her early achievements.
The lengthy document posted on the department's Web site this week extols the secretary of state's hectic travel abroad and the appointments of four high-profile special envoys to deal with trouble spots and climate change.
The assessment says "early and significant progress" has already been achieved in Afghanistan-Pakistan policy, the Middle East, Iraq, Asia, Russia, North Korea, Latin America, climate change and public diplomacy through the use of new media.
Compiled by the department's public affairs staff with help from the State's regional and other bureaus, the document notes that the Obama administration "inherited a gathering global storm: riots, protests, long lines of unemployed and increasingly desperate people around the world."
Even in her first 100 days, the document contends, "Secretary Clinton and the State Department have made significant progress in advancing America's national security goals and promoting America's values around the world."
"We must seize this moment to advance and begin to deliver on a positive global agenda," the State document concludes.
The report then goes on to add that Clinton and her team have done exactly that. (from the LATimes)
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