Team of Rivals

Hillary: I'll Talk to Iran, Syria

Back during the primaries, Hillary Clinton may have mocked Barack Obama's intention to hold talks with America's enemies, but, as his Secretary of State, she's on board. "The elections should not prevent us from starting a dialogue if we determine that there is a genuine intent to engage," Clinton said at her confirmation hearing yesterday, specifically citing Iran and Syria as countries we should engage. Clinton said she hopes to use "soft power"—diplomacy, commerce, and economic aid—in order to repair the United States' standing in the world.