Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton's farewell tour
November 20th, 2012
01:42 PM ET
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Detour at beginning of Hillary Clinton's farewell tour

(CNN) – Before breaking off her trip to Asia to fly to the Middle East to address the crisis in Gaza, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the midst of what in many ways was the start of her world farewell as America's top diplomat.

During a historic stop this week in Myanmar at the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated Nobel laureate and advocate for Burmese democracy, Barack Obama made a point to praise Clinton on what would likely be their final foreign trip together as U.S. president and secretary of state.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The President and Sec. Clinton getting off AF1 together was a reminder to me, and should be a reminder to everyone in the country about the extraordinary work Sec. Clinton has done on behalf of the U.S. She has helped restore our good name around the world after it had been tarnished under the Bush regime.

    November 20, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It's been a busy for years for Sec. Clinton and she's got the gray hairs to prove it. If their wasn't a presidential fleet and she had to fly commercially, do you know how many frequent flyer miles she would have accumulated by now?

    November 20, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. just sayin

    is hillary clinton back home? are they done hiding her overseas? good, she can now testify about how and why the people in benghazi died for lack of security when they had made numerous requests for security, but were turned down, even after several attacks. she needs to be held accountable for this gross negligence and incompetence. the lies and cover up have to come to an end and let the truth be told. the families and the american people deserve to know the truth and not a bunch of pathetic lies.

    November 20, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Secretary Clinton has been a magnificent Secretary of State. It's an extremely tough job and she's poured he soul into the work. They have made a great team.

    November 20, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    just sayin

    is hillary clinton back home? are they done hiding her overseas? good, she can now testify about how and why the people in benghazi died for lack of security when they had made numerous requests for security, but were turned down, even after several attacks.
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    Thanks for demonstrating something that I will politely call a lack of reading skills. Clinton is not back on US soil, and is in fact headed for the Israel. It's in the article. First paragraph. First sentence.

    November 20, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. just askin

    so just what has she managed to accomplish in her 4 years besides watch the middle east engulfed in flames and her employees get killed??? answer: nothing. just a lot of wasted jet fuel touring the world.

    November 20, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Yonni

    Rudy NYC thank you for delivering sanity. Clinton continued to be a remarkable Secretary of State. USA is represented very well across the world with these two intelligent and reasonable leaders.

    November 20, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. Golden Corral club

    It sure looks like Hillary has been dining quite a bit on the tax payers dime! I guess there isn't a treadmill on her private plane huh?!

    November 20, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Just an observation..

    Hillary is a tremendous person and intellectual. Best wishes to her, and if she decides to run for POTUS, I would be honored to vote for her.

    November 20, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Miss Quito

    If only they had had this much interest in helping her employees protect their lives in Benghazi. I don't know how these people sleep at night. I wonder if they have nightmares? I wonder if they even care.

    November 20, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    just askin wrote:

    so just what has she managed to accomplish in her 4 years besides watch the middle east engulfed in flames and her employees get killed??? answer: nothing. just a lot of wasted jet fuel touring the world.
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    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Wanna discuss wasted jet fuel, like Rush did? Okay.

    Clinton has accomplished quite a bit. What did George W. Bush accomplish during his 8 years, of which he spent 1/3 of his time on vacation in places like Crawford, Texas. He spent another 1/3 of his time attending fund raisers. He spent the remaining 1/3 of his time inventing new "Bushisms." Remember those? New words and phrases that no one has ever heard of before. Nuke-Kul-Lear

    Bush wasted a lot more jet fuel in 8 years as POTUS than Clinton could in 40 years as Sec'y of State.

    November 20, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |