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And on the hill Mike thanks very much let's bring in for some analysis now Aaron David Miller.
Former State Department advisor currently VP at the Wilson Center in DC.
That describes itself as a nonpartisan organization that provides policy it's -- a dialogue with -- policy makers and scholars let's see you thank you.
Pleasure -- -- what might what will I guess -- John Kerry foreign policy look like if if different from this when it anyway.
Well it's not a John Kerry foreign policy I think that's the point that this is the most withholding controlling foreign policy presidents and since Richard Nixon.
-- -- Obama.
Dominate she doesn't delegate.
And John Kerry wolf faced two major challenges number one.
The cruel and -- -- world in which American now operates I mean particularly in the region.
Your reporter just referred to in -- was talking about Middle East.
It's really divided India migraine headaches on one on one hand and root canal operations on the other.
This is a broken angry just functional region in which we are stock.
And that we cannot fix so that's cruel -- forgiving rally number one the second is that the president going to be an effective secretary of state.
Henry Kissinger James Baker the -- got to persuade your president.
To let you own a big issue.
And not just carry out your policy yet you'll be -- -- the president's policy but US secretary of state.
Help shape the substance.
Of that policy and that remains to be seen these are the two greatest challenges I think he -- He will walk who attempt to fill big shoes -- and and and you wonder what the differences will be between that secretary of state in the current -- Again that that's going to be driven in large part I think by whether or not their opportunities.
To pursue whether or not American diplomacy the application of military power can be used wisely.
Toward objectives that art that are essentially achievable and again whether or not.
He can separate the president from.
Controlling that the policy -- I work for Jim Baker.
And you know -- baker had a very close relationship with -- bush 41.
-- was carrying out Bush's policy but baker help shape that policy himself.
And that I think is is Vicki will the State Department again be relevant.
To actually implementing the strategy of our foreign policy.
Aaron David Miller -- -- you'll see what happens thank you pleasure kept -- --
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