Clinton: ‘U.S. Will Not Retreat’

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25:   U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) addresses heads of state and government at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) at the United Nations during the General Assembly on September 25, 2012 in New York City. Over 120 prime ministers, presidents and monarchs are gathering this week at the U.N. for the annual meeting. This year's focus among leaders will be the ongoing fighting in Syria, which is beginning to threaten regional stability.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

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    Hillary to the rescue. Quelling fears on the status of foreign policy relations after last night’s vice presidential debate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered remarks on democratic transitions in the Middle East Friday. The Secretary began by addressing Thursday’s announcement that the State Department knew before the attack that more security in Libya was needed. “No one wants to find out exactly what happened more than I do,” Clinton said, adding “there is much we still don’t know.” Clinton described the White House’s plan to continue “fighting terrorism” across the Middle East—and to increase pressure on Assad’s regime in Syria. “The U.S. will not retreat. We will keep leading and we will stay engaged in the Maghreb, and everywhere in the world.”

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