“Diplomacy saves lives,” Bill Clinton said in his eulogy to Richard Holbrooke. “In the end,what matters is that there are a lot of people walking around on the face of the earth” because of diplomatic triumphs. Hillary Clinton’s stature lends gravitas to the work of diplomacy. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down, as relationships from China to Pakistan to Iran fester, this is the moment for diplomacy to be restored to center stage, as senior partner to our military might. That was Richard Holbrooke’s obsession. It should be Hillary Clinton’s legacy.
In the Arena by Joe Klein, TIME January 31, 2011
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. No! She has higher ambitions.