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Clinton says world "exhaling" with Obama at top
Reuters ^ | 1/27/09 | Sue Pleming

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2crooked2bsos; 2crooked4usa; bho2009; bhostatedept; clinton; democrats; dhimmicrats; exhaling; hillary; husseinobama; obama; piaps; pu; soshillary; world; worldopinion
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1 posted on 01/27/2009 12:07:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Who the f-— cares what the world thinks?


2 posted on 01/27/2009 12:08:55 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course they love marxists.


3 posted on 01/27/2009 12:09:41 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Islamo facists, socialist, communists, UN thugs.

Yes.

Much of the world is delighted in Obama.


4 posted on 01/27/2009 12:09:48 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is Hillary Clinton saying, “Peace in Our Time”.

Remember this, folks...! I sure will...


5 posted on 01/27/2009 12:09:53 PM PST by gaijin
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To: NormsRevenge

We’d be better off if most of the world’s “leaders” stopped breathing.


6 posted on 01/27/2009 12:10:23 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That wasn’t an exhalation he heard. It was a fart.


7 posted on 01/27/2009 12:10:45 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Tagline under official review.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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).


8 posted on 01/27/2009 12:11:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal imigration)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like Clinton has started “inhaling” again.


9 posted on 01/27/2009 12:11:54 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


10 posted on 01/27/2009 12:12:26 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: southernnorthcarolina

^Or “she.” I had the wrong Clinton. It pays to read the article, not just the headline, before posting.


11 posted on 01/27/2009 12:12:32 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Tagline under official review.)
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To: library user
I see she's just and arrogant and full of s^%t as her ‘husband’.
12 posted on 01/27/2009 12:12:43 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


13 posted on 01/27/2009 12:13:12 PM PST by WOSG (Oppose the bailouts, boondoggles, big Government -)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


14 posted on 01/27/2009 12:13:31 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably exhaling because America’s Secretary Of State is such a friggin’ joke.


15 posted on 01/27/2009 12:13:49 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: NormsRevenge

Holding in the weed to get the best buzz?


16 posted on 01/27/2009 12:13:53 PM PST by Malsua
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To: NormsRevenge

Meanwhile...America exhales because it just got kicked in the nads.


17 posted on 01/27/2009 12:14:23 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: library user
I am so tired of all these people who refused to support Bush's foreign policy, now wanting my support. Sorry I always support my country when dealing with people from other nations. These people did not. They couldn't wait to badmouth the USA abroad. If I hear one more time that the world didn't like George Bush, I just want to shout, “Whose fault is that”. I personally believe that the stupid rats continually running abroad and talking the President down and calling him dumb, is what caused the rift. Bush did nothing foreign policy wise to antagonize Europe for example, but the press and the rats are the ones made sure that he was disliked..
18 posted on 01/27/2009 12:14:36 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Thanks for the laugh!


19 posted on 01/27/2009 12:14:37 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


20 posted on 01/27/2009 12:14:53 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: NormsRevenge

In other words, “Misery loves company.”


21 posted on 01/27/2009 12:15:11 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The world may have exhaled but America definately inhaled.


22 posted on 01/27/2009 12:15:31 PM PST by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, broomstick diplomacy will make it all better.../s/


23 posted on 01/27/2009 12:16:00 PM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!


24 posted on 01/27/2009 12:16:26 PM PST by albie
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To: NormsRevenge

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


25 posted on 01/27/2009 12:16:30 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: gaijin

Well stated.


26 posted on 01/27/2009 12:17:05 PM PST by HollyB
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To: NormsRevenge

If there’s anyone who knows which way the political wind is blowing it’s the Clintons.


27 posted on 01/27/2009 12:17:14 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: NormsRevenge

Exhaling? Subtle reference to the Camel smoking president. Pun intended.


28 posted on 01/27/2009 12:17:27 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ---- Will Rogers)
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems to me the whole world is ‘inhaling briskly’!


29 posted on 01/27/2009 12:18:12 PM PST by Be_Politically_Erect (Don't be a Mawworm!)
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To: w1andsodidwe

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.


30 posted on 01/27/2009 12:18:33 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama and his incompetent team is going to be extremely embarrassed when their kumbaya tactics fail. Sadly, it will probably cost American lives.


31 posted on 01/27/2009 12:19:11 PM PST by jersey117
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


32 posted on 01/27/2009 12:20:15 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (That's Mrs.Chief Master Sgt. to you sonny.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Back to the past: September 10, 2001. Sigh......

Life is wonderful and all is well in the world.


33 posted on 01/27/2009 12:21:27 PM PST by this is my country
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To: NormsRevenge

There aren’t any words in the English language to describe this witch.


34 posted on 01/27/2009 12:22:08 PM PST by mom-7
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To: w1andsodidwe

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!


35 posted on 01/27/2009 12:22:45 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Exhalation”

Well, they’ve been smoking SOMETHING for a long time.


36 posted on 01/27/2009 12:23:13 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That woman can see make me want to puke just by opening her mouth! Bobble head idiot!


37 posted on 01/27/2009 12:24:05 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow, bet she was dodging sniper fire at the time too

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.

38 posted on 01/27/2009 12:27:44 PM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I think she meant the world is holding it’s breath.

If we won’t fight Islamic terrorists, who will?


39 posted on 01/27/2009 12:30:02 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NormsRevenge

Our head diplomat is so confident of her abilities that she is already blaming Bush for her future failures.


40 posted on 01/27/2009 12:34:38 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is Americas new Forrest Gump...but with an oversized ego and ears.)
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“”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.


41 posted on 01/27/2009 12:34:42 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: NormsRevenge

I always make sure I exhale when I drive by the landfill.


42 posted on 01/27/2009 12:36:42 PM PST by youthphil
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Clinton says world "exhaling" with Obama at top.....

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.

43 posted on 01/27/2009 12:37:16 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn Clintons talk out of the side of their necks. First, they “didn’t inhale”, now they’re “exhaling”. The noxious fumes are overpowering...


44 posted on 01/27/2009 12:37:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jersey117

Oh, they’ll just keep on ‘Blaming Bush’ for the next 100 years or so.


45 posted on 01/27/2009 12:41:49 PM PST by top 2 toe red ("My Christmas prayer for our country, please God, make obummer a one termer." hdbc)
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To: NormsRevenge

I suspect much of the world is laughing at what a naive fool the American people elected as President.


46 posted on 01/27/2009 12:41:56 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


47 posted on 01/27/2009 12:43:05 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Dilbert56

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.


48 posted on 01/27/2009 12:44:50 PM PST by shoutingandpointing ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell)
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To: library user

She’s very frustrated.....she needs to get laid.....(Give Bill a paperbag).


49 posted on 01/27/2009 12:45:56 PM PST by geege
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no wait a minute, our leader cares ( MAJOR JOKE ),to post #2


50 posted on 01/27/2009 12:50:21 PM PST by peace with honor
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