On October 28, 2009, Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON arrived in ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, for a three-day visit—without a headscarf!!!
As the motorcade snaked through the city, OSAMA Bin LADEN was still hiding out with his wives less than an hour away, and Clinton was greeted with placards reading, HILLERY GO HOME.
Shortly after she landed, a car bomb exploded in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 100, and scenes of carnage were broadcast along with her televised welcome.
Traditionally when the boss rolls into town, U.S. embassies arrange a meeting with national leaders, a press conference and maybe a reception before escorting the secretary back to the tarmac. But Clinton had added a new duty: organizing the “Townterview.”
These awkwardly nicknamed, often televised gatherings with vetted natives reprised the town halls and “listening tours” that had been a hallmark of Clinton’s style as first lady, U.S. senator and presidential candidate. The idea was to use her star power to rehabilitate America’s image.
HILLARY CLINTON Policy Aide JAKE SULLIVAN explained;
“In an age of connectivity. even in authoritarian countries, public opinion matters. Hillary Clinton going out and reaching millions of people around the world through a give-and-take conversation, broadcast live, helped advance the sense that the United States is listening.”NEWSWEEK Journalist NINA BURLEIGH attempts to answer the question, Was HILLARY CLINTON REALLY A FLOP As SECRETARY Of STATE: CAN She MOVE PAST BENGHAZI Into U. S. PRESIDENCY???