Clinton: 'We Have Extremists in My Country'

Hillary makes reference to Jared Lee Loughner on UAE talk show
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2011 10:15 AM CST
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2nd right, talks on a live tv show called " Sweet Talks" with unidentified Middle East women at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, Jan.10, 2011.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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(Newser) – No euphemisms for Hillary Clinton. While speaking on a United Arab Emirates talk show today, the secretary of state compared the Tucson shooter to a ideologically driven terrorist, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Look, we have extremists in my country,” she said. “A wonderful, incredibly brave young woman Congress member, Congresswoman Giffords, was just shot by an extremist in our country. We have the same kinds of problems." But extremists aren’t representative of the population, she noted.

“The crazy voices that sometimes get on TV" are "not who we are," she said, while extremists in the Muslim world are "not who you are." (Clinton also tackled the topic of Iran in the interview.)

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