Skip to comments.Clinton says world "exhaling" with Obama at top
Posted on 01/27/2009 12:07:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Tuesday the world was breathing a sigh of relief that President Barack Obama had replaced George W. Bush and was working to fix the damage he had caused.
In her first news conference as top U.S. diplomat, Clinton said excitement over the change in power was "reinforced time and time again" during her welcome calls in recent days with foreign counterparts.
"There is a great exhalation of breath going on in the world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that's being set and the team that is put together by the president," Clinton said.
"We have a lot of damage to repair."
Pressed, Clinton said her remarks should not be viewed as a wholesale repudiation of the Bush administration, adding there would be continuity on some policies.
"It not any kind of repudiation or indictment of the past eight years so much as an excitement and an acceptance of how we are going to be doing business," she said.
Many Arab and European allies opposed the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq and its human rights record, especially the treatment of terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison, which Obama has promised to close within a year.
Clinton said, without being specific, there were areas of the world that also felt they had been either overlooked under Bush or had not been given the appropriate attention.
Generally, world leaders have praised Obama's election but analysts say his honeymoon could be short-lived ..
Some allies have already shown resistance to Obama's early requests. For example, France has indicated it will not send more troops to Afghanistan and the European Union failed on Monday to agree to offer any concerted aid to help Obama close down Guantanamo Bay prison.
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Who the f-— cares what the world thinks?
Of course they love marxists.
Islamo facists, socialist, communists, UN thugs.
Much of the world is delighted in Obama.
This is Hillary Clinton saying, “Peace in Our Time”.
Remember this, folks...! I sure will...
We’d be better off if most of the world’s “leaders” stopped breathing.
That wasn’t an exhalation he heard. It was a fart.
Yes, global socialists are no longer holding their breath throwing a temper tantrum. They got their way (with illegal campaign contributions and online poll DUmping).
Sounds like Clinton has started “inhaling” again.
“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Tuesday the world was breathing a sigh of relief...”
That explains a lot — like why I have to keep reminding myself to breath. I keep holding my breath with every headline and pronouncement. Then I have to tell myself to exhale.
^Or “she.” I had the wrong Clinton. It pays to read the article, not just the headline, before posting.
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe, Iran, Al Qaeda, Cuba, North Korea ... yeah, a lot of relief that a guy who took on a dictator and got him executed for his crimes is out of office.
Obama? Nothing for our enemies to break sweat over.
Exhaling my sit down part. On the contrary, we are holding our breath. I wonder how bad we will be screwed by this administration. I hope they go down in flames and sooner is better.
Probably exhaling because America’s Secretary Of State is such a friggin’ joke.
Holding in the weed to get the best buzz?
Meanwhile...America exhales because it just got kicked in the nads.
Thanks for the laugh!
Well, I’m gasping....while watching a fraud RAPE this great country of mine. Yeah, he’s on top, alright. The ‘world’ is just staring.
In other words, “Misery loves company.”
The world may have exhaled but America definately inhaled.
Yeah, broomstick diplomacy will make it all better.../s/
The world is “exhaling”?! Who the hell cares?! Reagan had the world shi##ing bricks! That’s what works. GAWD what a bunch of Neville Chamberlain a$$holes!
Well...The US imperialists better do what they’re told to do! All this 9/11/2001 nonsense is old news. We must make friends!/s
If there’s anyone who knows which way the political wind is blowing it’s the Clintons.
Exhaling? Subtle reference to the Camel smoking president. Pun intended.
Seems to me the whole world is ‘inhaling briskly’!
They’re gonna reap what they sowed ... because now they are the ones who have to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Isn’t that what they’ve been promising? Just get rid of GWB and all will be well.
Obama and his incompetent team is going to be extremely embarrassed when their kumbaya tactics fail. Sadly, it will probably cost American lives.
Any “great exhalation of breath” here is always a deep sigh, with eyeroll, head shaking and disbelief at what the amateurs in Zero’s administration are doing to our country. Zero’s failure is going to be huge, and even the slobbering MSM will have to report the bad things that are coming down the pike. The MSM can’t ignore attacks on the homeland now can they? They’re not quite to that point yet, but they’re close.
Back to the past: September 10, 2001. Sigh......
Life is wonderful and all is well in the world.
There aren’t any words in the English language to describe this witch.
I totally agree! I intend to support obama and the rest of the libs just as well as they treated President Bush! Every bit as well!
Well, they’ve been smoking SOMETHING for a long time.
That woman can see make me want to puke just by opening her mouth! Bobble head idiot!
Seriously, is this nitwit kidding? The rest of the world will be hating us in no time. Of course, then they'll love us again when the Jihadists kill a few more thousand of us because Zero chooses to "rejoin the world" rather than keep us safe.
I think she meant the world is holding it’s breath.
If we won’t fight Islamic terrorists, who will?
Our head diplomat is so confident of her abilities that she is already blaming Bush for her future failures.
“”There is a great exhalation of breath going on in the MUSLIM world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that’s being set and the team that is put together by the president,” Clinton said.
I always make sure I exhale when I drive by the landfill.
I guess the "world" doesn't include those of us who own small businesses and see his fiscal policies as something about which we are absolutely terrified.
Damn Clintons talk out of the side of their necks. First, they “didn’t inhale”, now they’re “exhaling”. The noxious fumes are overpowering...
Oh, they’ll just keep on ‘Blaming Bush’ for the next 100 years or so.
I suspect much of the world is laughing at what a naive fool the American people elected as President.
amazing...sheesh,.. will we never learn.. no matter how much we conservatives reach across the aisle, it never matters.. the other side acts out like children. and we always take the high road, as adults are like to do.
Remember the class geek in the lunchroom parcelling out his lunch to the school thugs so that they won’t beat him up in gym class? Same thing.
At the end of the day he goes home with a bunch of bruises and an empty belly. His solution is to bring a bigger lunch tomorrow. When that does not work, he talks his geek friends into giving up their lunches.
Endgame: the thugs are well fed and in total control of an army of willing, hungry, subjects; then the thugs make sport of picking off the kids who bring the lunches they like least.
She’s very frustrated.....she needs to get laid.....(Give Bill a paperbag).
no wait a minute, our leader cares ( MAJOR JOKE ),to post #2