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megimoo
01-31-2011, 08:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.

The top envoys from nearly all of America's 260 embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries will be gathering at the State Department beginning on Monday. Officials say it's the first such global conference.

The gathering comes at a time of crisis in Egypt that could reshape dynamics in the Middle East, fallout from leaked diplomatic documents and congressional calls for sweeping cuts in foreign aid.

Although the meeting has been called to discuss U.S. foreign policy priorities for 2011, officials say Clinton plans to meet personally with ambassadors from front-line states to hear about developments on the ground. Officials also expect that specific concerns about the WikiLeaks revelations will be raised.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/31/clinton-convenes-mass-meeting-ambassadors/

fettpett
01-31-2011, 09:54 AM
terrorist target anyone?

Kay
01-31-2011, 07:52 PM
So she's flying in diplomats from 260 embassies in 180 countries.
Wonder what the travel and hotel bill to us tax payers will be on this?
Couldn't they hold this by secured Wiki-proof video conference.

fettpett
01-31-2011, 07:58 PM
So she's flying in diplomats from 260 embassies in 180 countries.
Wonder what the travel and hotel bill to us tax payers will be on this?
Couldn't they hold this by secured Wiki-proof video conference.

yes, but how would they make a political statement out of it?

Kay
01-31-2011, 10:15 PM
Plus they get all expenses paid meals, have to bring their staffs along
and probably will have all sorts of fun activities for evenings planned.
Lots of waste I see here.

Calypso Jones
01-31-2011, 10:17 PM
Fat lot of good it will do with this bunch in office.