Tuesday, January 27, 2009

US has a 'lot of damage to repair': Clinton

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States has "a lot of damage to repair" to its standing around the world after eight years of President George W. Bush, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

"The (new) approach to the world is one that we know is in the interests of our country going forward, and I have had that reinforced time and again with the all phone calls that I've been making," Clinton told reporters.

"There is a great exhalation of breath going on around the world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that is being set and the team that is being put together by the president...," she said.

You bet Hil, being "liked" certainly helped prevent the first WTC bombing, the USS Cole attack, the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, the 1996 al-Khobar towers bombing, the 1998 Africa embassy bombings etc etc. Well, at least we could feel all warm and fuzzy as we counted our dead.

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