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Clinton must take some blame for our foreign policy failures

RE “A great secretary of state? Not Clinton” (Jeff Jacoby, Op-ed, Feb. 3): While it is the prerogative of the president to establish foreign policy, part of the success or failure can be placed on the shoulders of the secretary of state. The obvious question when it comes to determining success or failure is to analyze whether we are more liked and respected and have accomplished the goals of our nation.

Despite the opprobrium cast on President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, surveys have shown that we are widely disliked and less respected on the international scene than before.

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