This is in reference to your editorial Obama’s woes (Nov.5). I was pleased to read that you had expressed the same view I had since Hillary Clinton was appointed secretary of state. All along I had thought that President Barack Obama has made his biggest mistake by giving this important position to her. Bad as the administration of George W. Bush was, his Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Bush said the same thing. There was consistency, right or wrong, whether it was said in Jerusalem or Cairo, Islamabad or New Delhi.
Now, with this lady who falsely dramatized her visit to Bosnia fabricating a "sniper fire" fiction that was proved totally untrue within 48 hours, during her campaign to win the Democratic nomination, we hear contradictory statements being made from various capitals. In Islamabad she says things to please the Pakistanis and just the opposite in New Delhi. She is playing this game wherever she goes, whether Jerusalem or Cairo. She is the most unreliable secretary of state in recent US history.
I have no doubt that Clinton will run for nomination again, if the president decides to go for a second term. I also have no doubt that until then, she will try to do the maximum to tarnish Obama’s image in the US and abroad. All in all, Obama looks nothing more than a "one-term president" with this biggest mistake he has made.
S .H. Moulana, Riyadh
(First published in The Arab News)