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Wed Dec 28, 2016, 01:34 PM

75. My take too

I asked myself after listening to this excellent speech, who he was really talking to -- clearly to Israel, the international community. True, he may harbor a hope, but not expectation, that Trump's team would maybe listen and learn something. It might be to speak to Democrats, who in a time of fear because of this election and others are so chicken they are backing Netanyahu over Obama - even as Netanyahu, seems increasingly out of control.

I think though he is also speaking to history, to his values, from his conscience as well as his heart. I will miss having this eloquent, compassionate man, who really does have a heart and conscience that both guide his work.

Yes, it is his swan song as Secretary ... but, like both Obama and Loretta Lynch, he has said that he will continue to speak out on things that are important to him. It is worth noting that he was an activist (on both the war and environment) before he ran for office. I look forward to seeing these three "unrestrained" as Obama said referring to himself.

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