What has Madame Secretary wrought?

One of the few areas where U.S. foreign relations have not deteriorated seems to be North Korea, whose U.S. relations remain as terrible as they were in the Bush and Clinton eras.

Last June, a Pew Research Center study of global attitudes toward the U.S. found that they have worsened in pretty much every country except Japan. Approval of the Obama administration’s polices have dropped by double-digit margins everywhere in the world since 2009.

It’s all well and good for chummy senators to congratulate Secretary Clinton, their former colleague, on her accomplishments. It’s a lot harder to name any of them, let alone enough good ones to outweigh the bad.

I’m open to suggestions – but I’m not sanguine. 

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