January 12th, 2010
07:30 PM ET
13 years ago

Former President Clinton issues statement about Haiti

Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti, issued the following statement Tuesday after a major earthquake struck southern Haiti:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti.

My U.N. office and the rest of the U.N. system are monitoring the situation, and we are committed to do whatever we can to assist the people of Haiti in their relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts."

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Haiti • United Nations
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Laremy, NC

    We have a president, go away Bill Clinton.

    January 12, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  2. Candido

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. Bill Clinton was the best manager this country ever had. He should have been in charge of FEMA during the crisis in Louisiana. I'm glad The UN named his special envoy to Haiti.

    January 12, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Old Farmboy

    Did Clinton or President Obama say this first. Just looking at the two stories back to back... they pretty much say the same thing..

    January 12, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. phillip Marlowe

    For the love of God, this is the best we got in America.

    January 12, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  5. Tom in Delaware

    Why does a former US President have a UN Office?

    January 12, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |