Thursday, May 5, 2011

Osama bin Laden: Hillary Clinton 'no idea' what they were Watching - 5th May 2011

Hillary Clinton has said she has "no idea" what she and the rest of Barack Obama's national security team were watching at the precise moment a photographer snapped what has become the defining image of the Osama bin Laden operation.

Mrs Clinton said the raid was "38 of the most intense minutes" in her life, but her expression and the fact that her hand is covering her mouth might not convey any special significance

The US secretary of state, who suffers from allergies, says she was embarrassed that her hand gesture may have only been her trying to stifle a cough or sneeze.

The secretary spoke at a press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ahead of a diplomatic meeting on Libya.

Mrs Clinton added that the battle against al-Qaeda continues despite bin Laden's death.

"Let us not forget that the battle to stop al-Qaeda and its affiliates does not end with one death. We have to renew our resolve," Mrs Clinton said. Source