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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton(R), seen here in Nairobi.

While a new poll has just revealed that Obama's approval rating continues to drop, the Clintons are clearly the stars of the moment.

Yesterday, it was Bill who made the headlines ; and today, Hillary has just made a surprising statement from Kenya :

"Hillary Clinton on Thursday voiced regret that the United States was not part of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as she promoted its usefulness in Africa." (source : Agence France Presse)

The United States is in an awkward position on issues such as sending Sudan's President to the ICC over Darfur war crimes and even how to deal with Kenya's post poll violence suspects because the US itself has long rejected the ICC.

"It is a great regret that we are not yet a signatory," Clinton told a public forum at the University of Nairobi.

"But we have supported the work of the court and will continue to do so under the Obama administration," she said.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a press conference at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, Aug. 6 2009,

President Barack Obama's administration has previously said only that it is reviewing the US position on the court, which is based in The Hague, but for the moment, Obama is not different from Bush on that issue ( George W. Bush was a passionate opponent of the court).

So let's congratulate Hillary for her very courageous declaration...
She was probably speaking here in her own name...
... which shows that if SHE had been elected president, things would have changed in and outside the USA.

 But with Obama, where's the change ?
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