Clinton stops in Afghanistan during marathon trip
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will log a lot of air miles this month on a mammoth 13-day trip.
July 6th, 2012
11:14 PM ET

Clinton stops in Afghanistan during marathon trip

By the CNN Wire Staff

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Afghanistan early Saturday as part of a 13-day trip that will tackle some of the thorniest U.S. foreign policy issues.

Clinton was in Kabul on a previously unannounced visit and will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

During the trip, the top U.S. diplomat also will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, visit Egypt, where tensions are rife between military and civilian leaders, and attend a conference of leading Asia-Pacific nations, the region of increasing strategic focus for the United States.

In Paris, the first stop of the trip, Clinton attended a meeting Friday of the Friends of Syria, a group of more than 60 countries that aims to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

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  1. Aaron Chaney

    Romney vs. Frankenstein (Obama)

    Put simply, better the devil you don't know. Vote Romney.

    July 9, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
  2. Judge Belfotti Molatti

    Perhaps she went there to pick up a stash of hash, as other american politicians do.

    July 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  3. Bangash

    As usual American leadership land on Afghan soil in the dark night on the undeclared visit. This is 11th year of occupation and American have used almost every weapon, billions of dollars and thousands of lives to realize their dream of Afghanistan occupation but that has probably not worked as Ms Clinton could not dare to declare her visit and land in the broad daylight. American nation is made to believe that Afghans have welcomed American's occupation of Afghanistan but these undeclared visits expose reality and this is main reason that today more then 60% Americans reject wars and demands their troops back to home.

    July 7, 2012 at 2:25 am | Reply
    • TJBPHOENIX

      It is the American tax payer that is funding everything in Afghanistan right now and will continue to spend money on the country for the next several years. The Afghan Government has asked for this help on behalf of it people. We are attempting to help Afghanistan to get back on its feet. If you do not want the help, then simple tell your government that you do not require it. I would like to discontinue the aide and keep the money to help our own country. The US and NATO are still in Afghanistan to help at the Afghanistan Governments request period. From reading the news, it is not the US and NATO forces that you need to watch out for. Look at the countries around Afghanistan that state that no other countries should be involved in Afghanistan. But, they are the same countries that send explosives into Afghanistan to kill it women and children.

      July 7, 2012 at 4:06 am | Reply
      • TJBPHOENIX

        I never posted that stupid statement above, Phunnie boy did! The truth is, is that we're in Afghanistan to get control of and exploit Afghanistan's underground mineral resources like copper, lithium, and other precious metals and not to "help the people" there!

        July 7, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • Bangash

        According to UN survey if half of the billions of dollars spent in wars against Afghanistan and Iraq had been spent on human welfare projects in entire world it would have enabled each individual on the surface to get clean drinking water free education and food. But contrary to this same tax payers money is spent on killing, bombing, and destroying state structure in poor nations just to get strategic leverage in international politics. Such policies have always resulted in greater human losses and recent two world wars, its devastation which no one like to repeat, is being imposed in this region which is constantly adding to the influence and strength of militants. so it is in the interest of world and humanity that American tax payers money should be spent on Americans welfare, leaving rest of the world to use their own resources for their welfare.
        Thank's TJBPHOENIX for reply and clerification

        July 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  4. Phunnie boy

    Hilary Clinton does my heart proud, she does, she does!

    July 7, 2012 at 1:54 am | Reply
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Such is to be expected from someone like you with your obvious limitations, Phunnie boy. At least, you're living up to your screen name. Who can be proud of Hilary Clinton as she tries to play the world's bully?

      July 7, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
    • Judge Belfotti Molatti

      Did she do you with a cigar? Pucker up, sadhu.

      July 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply

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