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Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

One of the greatest secretaries of state? Not Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton stepped down after four years as secretary of state amid swathes of flattery excessive even by Washington’s sycophantic standards.

“I think that when we look at the outstanding secretaries of state in our history of our country you will be right up there at the very, very top,” Representative Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat, fawned during a congressional hearing last month. “You have just been indispensible.”

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