From Voice of America:
Many observers are praising President-elect Obama’s choice for secretary of state.
They said Hillary Clinton comes to the job with name recognition and a familiarity with foreign policy as a result of her service on the Senate Armed Services Committee
In an interview on NBC television’s “Meet the Press” program, former Republican Secretary of State James Baker said Clinton’s nomination will be well-received by many around the world. But he added that she will need to hold the same views as the President-elect.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were not always in agreement on foreign policy during their bitter campaign fight for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination […]
But those comments were made in the heat of a primary campaign. The two former rivals put aside their differences months ago, when it became clear that Clinton would not win the nomination.
Now, Mr. Obama wants to make Clinton the face of his foreign policy.
Clinton has become known for her diligence and attention to detail as a result of her eight years in the U.S. Senate and as first lady during her husband Bill Clinton’s two terms as president. She has traveled widely during her career, as she noted during the presidential campaign.
“For more than 15 years, I’ve been honored to represent our country in more than 80 countries to negotiate on matters such as opening borders for refugees during the war in Kosovo, to standing up for women’s rights as human rights around the world,” said Senator Clinton.
Hillary Clinton has earned the respect of many in the U.S. Senate, often reaching across the political aisle to forge compromises. She is expected to face easy confirmation from her colleagues in the Senate.