The counter argument is that Clinton's cynicism about roadblocks might have been accurate, but it would have been so great after so long in the corridors of power that she wouldn't even try to overcome them.
What are supposed to do? Open support will just make them out to be US agents in the rhetoric. I maintain that if we can someone assist them in communicating with each other, that will do it. But I don't know how we could help with that.