Some high-profile folks in the design and picture editing world weighed in on WWD, and to a person, they think it's the combination of Clinton's and Obama's body language that makes the picture so compelling, and most feel that Clinton's gesture is what really humanizes the image.
No disagreement here on that point.
But it also occurred to me, despite Hillary Clinton's rather lame assertion that springtime allergies and a stifled sneeze are to blame, that something else may have been weighing on her: A similar raid, long ago in the fall of 1993. By all accounts, the failed raid in Mogadishu ultimately led to a wasted opportunity to end the genocide in Somalia, and damaged Bill Clinton's reputation for years after.
She alone among all those high-ranking officials would fully understand the implications of failure to this administration, as well as to the lives of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
And that's nothing to sneeze at.