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The Hillary Speech-A Partial Parsing

9:06 AM, Jul 17, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
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Oh yeah: "Iran can become a constructive actor in the region if it stops threatening its neighbors and supporting terrorism. It can assume a responsible position in the international community if it fulfills its obligations on human rights. The choice is clear. We remain ready to engage with Iran, but the time for action is now. The opportunity will not remain open indefinitely."

"In one of my favorite observations, Max Weber said, ‘Politics is the long and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective.' Perspective dictates passion and patience. And of course, passion keeps us from not finding excuses to do nothing."

Okay, I fell asleep at this point, but I'm sure there was lots more fascinating stuff about global institutions, partnerships with people (not just governments!), educational exchanges, GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES, TV shows, innovative technologies, Security Council consensus, leading with d i p l o m a c y, d . . . e . . .v . . . e . . . l . . . o . . . p . . . m . . . e . . . n . . . t . . . snore.