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Did Hillary Clinton have a successful term as Sec. of State?

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Started: 5/17/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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yoloswag2016

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First Round: Acceptation only.
Second Round: Opening Statements.
Third Round: Rebuttal to Opening Statements.
Fourth Round: Second Argument (may forfeit)
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castandwithrand

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Debate Round No. 1
yoloswag2016

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I will argue that Hillary Clinton had a very successful term in office. There are three reasons I hold this view:
1. She repaired and reshaped U.S foreign policy after Bush had destroyed it.
2. She led the charge for a U.S withdrawal of Iraq and Afghanistan.
3. She worked for "the empowerment and welfare of women and girls worldwide", in contrast to Bush's policy of ignoring women. (1)
(1) http://en.wikipedia.org...
castandwithrand

Con

Hillary Clinton may have had the most unsuccessful term of any Sec of State (SOS) in the last 50 years. She led the "reset" in relations with Russia only to find them reset back to the 1970s and 80s. She fought against labeling "Boko Haram" a terrorist group, delaying any U.S response in the region. (1) Then, she failed to advance U.S interests in Asia, specially in the fight between Japan and China over some islands. Even the State Department can't name any good achievements of Hillary Clinton. (2) Clinton treated the position as a holdover until her likely 2016 run. In all, John Kerry's year-long term as SOS has been more successful than Clinton.
(1) http://www.cbsnews.com...
(2) http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
Debate Round No. 2
yoloswag2016

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"She led the "reset" in relations with Russia only to find them reset back to the 1970s and 80s."
She didn't expect Putin to be reelected president.
"She fought against labeling "Boko Haram" a terrorist group, delaying any U.S response in the region."
http://thinkprogress.org...
"Then, she failed to advance U.S interests in Asia, specially in the fight between Japan and China over some islands."
China, during Clinton's term, never attacked the islands, did they?
"Clinton treated the position as a holdover until her likely 2016 run."
Many past presidents have done this.
"In all, John Kerry's year-long term as SOS has been more successful than Clinton."
We are debating the difference between Kerry's term and Clinton's term.
castandwithrand

Con

"She repaired and reshaped U.S foreign policy after Bush had destroyed it."
How so? America's image in the world is worst now than in 2008. Instead of leading America in the world, she apologized for America to the world.
"She led the charge for a U.S withdrawal of Iraq and Afghanistan."
The U.S withdrawal from those two countries has left Iraq and will leave Afghanistan mired in terrorism and instability.
"She worked for "the empowerment and welfare of women and girls worldwide", in contrast to Bush's policy of ignoring women."
How? She left Africa without any U.S influence. She didn't put any pressure on any country that has anti-women policies instead she just promoted the "war on women" idea here.

Please note my opponent's correction in the comments.
Debate Round No. 3
yoloswag2016

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by yoloswag2016 3 years ago
yoloswag2016
Correction: "We are NOT debating the difference between Kerry's term and Clinton's term."
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