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Sec. of State Clinton's Africa Trip Ends With a Promise


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Africa, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State Clinton, Govt. tour of Africa, political commitments, Obama, Obamam adminsitration, source of oil, Nigeria, Kenya, Internet, expose corruption )

K. A.
- 1811 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Clinton wrapped up a marathon tour of Africa on Friday in this palm-dotted island chain, saying she was leaving the region "even more committed than before I came." "The Obama administration has delivered a message of tough love. We're not sugarcoating it



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K. A. Hilliker (293)
Friday August 14, 2009, 11:45 pm
Clinton said that one of the most important accomplishments of her trip was "the relationships we have built." She took a particularly tough line on corruption in Nigeria and Kenya, and echoed Obama's emphasis on building democracy in Africa.

In addition to her official meetings, Clinton held several public roundtables and town-hall-style gatherings, where she urged citizens to get involved with politics and set up Internet mechanisms to expose corruption.

 

Raymond S. (31)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 2:02 am
BUSTED!!! First of all WHO is Hillary Clinton to talk about corruption? Remember her rise to power in AK.? secondly I happen to BE in South Africa right now and the message that she left here is "Do as we say or forget any help" South Africa's new president Jacob Zuma has done more to combat corruption in the last 100 day's than Hillary has done in her ENTIRE LIFE! Also Obama is on a MAJOR shit starting campaign here about discrimination! Apartheid has been over here for 15 years, these people are OVER IT and have moved on! yet here is Obama carrying on like it is alive and well! And just to be fair he did honor Desmond Tutu with a much deserved medal!
 

K. A. Hilliker (293)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 3:21 am
Just in case you haven't noticed, Madam Sec. CLinton was sent over BY President Obama....and President Obama WAS elected by the Americans. So if you want to lay blame, please think of all of us.......and maybe think of what So. Africa is doing WRONG right now. I think you'll find there's PLENTY, and they're selling it to the highest bidder.
 

Raymond S. (31)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 4:23 am
Well since you are following the political progress of South Africa so closely you must BE here? So you must also be aware that at this time South Africa is dealing with NO ONE! They are very busy cleaning up their OWN backyard as WE should be doing! As well you must have seen the news here as Obama played his pathetic "race card" the people here did not buy it then so he sent Hillary, who made a TOTAL ASS out of ALL of us Americans when she snapped at the poor little oak who doesn't speak English very well. So since I seem to be missing something, although I am in Johannesburg, and following the political progress of South Africa diligently, MAYBE I have missed something, after all no one can keep up with everything so please tell me where to direct my attention, I am willing to give this a fair shot. In the meantime Hillary's sole purpose here although it was not played up in the states, was to negotiate diplomatic ties for OIL! And when her diplomacy did not work she popped off with Do as we say, mind you by the time she was done I was almost ashamed to be an American!
 

Cheree M. (249)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 4:28 am
Noted. Thanks
 

. (0)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 6:37 am
Thannx... but wasn't she just a bit offish to the one person in the audience...????? One must fisrt take the log out of their own eyes before they take out the speck of others?
 

Raymond S. (31)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 6:50 am
A bit?! Here is a link to the whole thing..
http://blogs.thetimes.co.za/minor/2009/08/11/hillary-clinton-my-husband-is-not-secretary-of-state-i-am/
Note that this is a South African paper, also please note her appearance!!!!! Not what I had in mind for one of OUR representatives!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 7:52 am
She looks shattered. Exhausted. And highly annoyed. I can only imagine how tired she must be after countless speaking engagements, appearances, diplomatic visits for days on end. Itís the longest international trip she has made as the Secretary of State. And maybe the last long one. The effects of the exhaustion are obvious in this video.
Know one is perfect. But there are some people that just don't like her and wait for her to say something off color so they can pounce.
 

Raymond S. (31)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 8:00 am
Another thing that I would like to add for anyone watching the video, is that South African people are the politest, friendliest people on the planet, imagine how shocked they were at this outburst.
 

Tierney G. (383)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 1:10 pm
I think they hit a nerve with her!!!! Long time standing with her husband and all she went through in the campaign. She wanted them to know that she was in charge.
 
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