Clinton made her case to be the next secretary of state Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq would be a "top priority" of President-elect Barack Obama's administration.
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Clinton's comments came as she appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for her confirmation hearing for the position of secretary of state.
During her testimony, Clinton said the withdrawal would occur "in the context of the status of forces agreement" that the Bush administration recently signed with the Iraqi government that requires the removal of U.S. combat troops by 2011.
Clinton, however, acknowledging a "difference in timing" with the Iraqis, says the administration hopes to remove U.S. troops from cities and villages by June.
Don't pander to Pelosi, Reid and PEBO Hillary!
You have the wisdom they all lack! :)
She's a joke. That's a good one, Hillary.
Hillary will make a great secretary of state.
Look at that picture! She sure looks old!!
Hmmm, we can afford to continue paying for and bailing out Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and the American financial institutions, but we can't do anything for Americans. Pathetic.
Yeah, so did Barack Obama....big deal.
Does this mean that the financial slowdown in USA is less important than closing our involvement in Iraq which war has already been won?
Bush has messed this up so bad, our men need their families, get them home to a hero's welcome
What they are laughing about in this picture is what you can't see....
John Kerry just asked Nancy Pelosi to pull his finger.