July 15, 2009: Clinton speech sounds familiar themes (Politico)

  • "It reflects her awareness that, as the administration grapples with these problems that it inherited, it increasingly owns them," said an informal advisor to the secretary, Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott. "While there's patience on the part of both the American people and the international community, there's also eagerness at home and abroad to see the heavy emphasis on diplomacy and 'architecture' … . translate into concrete progress. She's signaling that she knows that."