Hillary Clinton opened a visit to India today by urging the country not to repeat American mistakes in contributing to global pollution, the AP reports. "We acknowledge now, with President Obama, that we have made mistakes in the United States, and we, along with other developed countries, have contributed most significantly to the problem that we face with climate change," she said. "We are hoping a great country like India will not make the same mistakes."
Clinton, speaking at the Mumbai hotel attacked by terrorists last November, cast India and the United States as allies in the fight against terrorism. "We have a great sense of solidarity and sympathy, having gone through what we did on 9/11," she said. "We are fighting wars to end the threat of terrorism against us, our friends, and allies around the world." She said India can choose its own way of contributing, but must be part of a broader effort to defeat the threat.