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.