Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Arrg! Hillary takes on pirates... cause someone's gotta!

Hillary met with the Foreign Minister of Morocco today and she called for international cooperation to combat piracy like this week's attack on a U.S. ship and crew off the coast of Somalia.
"We are deeply concerned and we are following it very closely. Specifically we are now focused on this particular act of piracy and the seizure of the ship that carries 21 American citizens... More generally we think the world must come together and end the scourge of piracy."
The secretary of state, speaking at a photo op with the Foreign Minister of Morocco, referred back to problems with piracy that both countries had faced together back in the late 1700s. "I think Morocco was the very first country that recognized us, going back a long time. We worked to end piracy off the coast of Morocco all those years ago. And we are going to work together to end that kind of criminal activity anywhere on the high seas," Clinton said.

Here is a link to a BBC article on the recent pirate attacks.

Read their remarks before their bilateral here.

8 comments:

Still4Hill said...

I'm wondering how long it will take for her to just start going ahead and leaving him out completely. It's a waste of time involving him - an extra step. Resembles the old "telephone game.".

Anonymous said...

Still4hill, I agree completely. Leave him to just give his teleprompter speeches.

Stacy said...

The pirate issue is tough, glad she's on it!

AJHalliwell said...

Yay for Hillary getting things done :D

And I'd just like to point out I love when she wears the black-and-yellow-trimmed pantsuit. It's my favorite, and it reminds me she doesn't wear a new pantsuit every single day. Can't wait for the pantsuit gallery to be finished!

Anonymous said...

what's the big deal about pantsuits? And why do we still call them pantsuits? can't we just call them suits?
They convey power and authority and Hillary rocks them, but the term pantsuit seems sexist to me.

Sarah said...

Still4Hill- I think she is just really taking the lead and Obama trusts her judgment so he is backing off... I dont think she would purposely leave him out but she knows what she is doing and knows how to take a firm stand on important issues. Obama isn't as good at that in my opinion, do you agree?

AJHalliwell- I agree, I love seeing old pantsuits being recycled! Wouldn't it be great to see her closet! just imagine...

Sarah said...

i think pantsuits are just more fun than regular suits... the term just became synonymous with Hillary so i think her fans use it with pride :)

Jackie said...

Sarah, I agree with you. You can't hear the term pantsuit with out thinking of Hillary, and she does rock them.

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