Think Holbrooke wants to be Obama's secretary of state?
Democrat Richard Holbrooke, former UN ambassador and broker of the Dayton peace talks over Bosnia, has some (quite) nice things to say about Obama in the September issue of Foreign Affairs. Holbrooke lost out to Madeleine Albright for SS in the Clinton administration.
"It is the differences between Obama and McCain that are truly revealing, and they offer important insights into the values and styles of the two men, their profoundly divergent attitudes toward the role of diplomacy, and their contrasting visions for the United States. Obama's policy proposals—whether on climate change, energy, Africa, Cuba, or Iran—are forward-leaning; he proposes adjusting old and static policies to new and evolving realities. He emphasizes the need for diplomacy as the best way of enhancing U.S. power and influence. On trade, although McCain accuses Obama of neoprotectionism, in fact Obama argues for improving trade agreements to take into account elements such as labor and environmental standards—improvements that would give them more domestic support."