Friday, Jun 10, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leaving the Obama administration next year and reports say she’s headed to the World Bank.
A lawyer, a former First Lady, a two-term US Senator from New York, a presidential candidate, and now Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has managed to out together an impressive resume of professional accomplishments.
According to Reuters, Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become the first female president of the World Bank, this from sources familiar with the discussions.
The revelation could hurt Clinton’s efforts as America’s top diplomat if she is seen as a lame duck in the job at a time of enormous foreign policy challenges and failures for the Obama administration, such as Libya and Obama’s covert war in Yemen.
The World Bank provides billions of dollars to the poorest countries and is also at the center of issues such as climate change, rebuilding countries emerging from conflict and recently, the transitions to democracy in such countries as Tunisia and Egypt.