Hillary Clinton next US Secretary of State?

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New York, Nov 18: According to media reports from US, Hillary Clinton would be accepting the job of US Secretary of State offered by President-elect Barack Obama. She will be well placed to become the country's dominant voice in foreign affairs, replacing Condoleezza Rice. Since being elected senator for New York, she has specialised in foreign affairs and defence. Clinton, who still harbours hopes of a future presidential run, had to weigh up whether she would be better placed by staying in the Senate, which offers a platform for life, or making the more uncertain career move to the secretary of state job.

Some observers say Hillary's husband and Former President Bill Clinton's established relationships with world leaders could instantly make the New York senator a welcome face in embassies around the world. But others, however, feel Bill Clinton's international business dealings could present future conflicts of interest that result in unneeded headaches for the incoming commander-in-chief.

Meanwhile, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger has said that Hillary Clinton will make a good Secretary of State for the United Sates of America. Kissinger, who was Secretary of State under two Republican presidents, said it would be a courageous act for Barack Obama to appoint his former Democratic Party primary rival as the top American diplomat.

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