January 16th, 2010
03:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Hillary Clinton surveys damage and relief efforts in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the highest-ranking U.S. official to witness firsthand the devastation caused by this week's 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Clinton will focus her trip on speeding the relief and recovery effort. She lands hours after President Obama announced Saturday that President George W. Bush and President Clinton have agreed to lead an effort to raise funds for Haiti.

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  1. Peter s

    May God bless the work of your hands and give you good Hillary!! 2016 is not far!!

    January 16, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. lifelong democrat

    Hillary, I wish you're OUR President right now.

    January 16, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. mavcal

    Now you will witness "Hands On Hillary" instead of listening to Blah, Blah, Blah Barrack.

    January 16, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. Ms S Callahan

    SOS Clinton...it's not time for 'fancy' talk....give it to 'em straight...those in Haiti holding power are the ones holding up the shipments of food ,water, medicine, heavy equipment.......so foolish of them....the err they will face if they don't get moving will make their power into applesauce. Tell 'em the Methodist way!

    January 16, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  5. southern cousin

    Get that clown out of the way so some real help can get in there. You know a Clinton will try to make political hay out of someones misery. Rush is right. Give to private organizations, we don't need more bureaucrats hired to handle the relief money. Next thing you know the Obama administration will say it can only be distributed by unions.

    January 16, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  6. Alan

    I wonder how many aide relief planes were delayed in landing to make room for Clinton's publicity stunt.

    These people are shameless!!

    January 16, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  7. Preston k

    Pkm im glad mr obama has picked the right team keep up the good work mr president

    January 16, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. jules sand-perkins

    Secretary of State Clinton inspires confidence that she can overcome obstacles and achieve as much relief of the devastation in Haiti as anyone could.
    She appears to have grown in this office; there is an aura of calm power about her.
    It is very unfortunate for our country, and for the Democratic party, that she did not win the presidential nomination in 2008.
    Life afford many opportunities to learn through mistakes.
    It would be awkward, but it would be to the advantage of the Democrats to ask President Obama to step down so that the Secretary of State could head their ticket in 2012.
    She might not accept, given the current feelings about what has been done under the Democrats' banner during the past year.
    Maybe her time is later.

    January 17, 2010 04:50 am at 4:50 am |