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Illness forces Clinton to briefly delay trip to meeting on Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been taken ill with a stomach virus and will delay by one day her trip to Morocco for a meeting on the future of Syria’s opposition, the State Department said on Sunday.

Clinton, who had been due to depart for the meeting in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Monday, will now leave on Tuesday, spokesman Philippe Reines said in an emailed statement.

“Because she has a stomach virus, our departure for Morocco has been moved from Monday to Tuesday. She will not have any schedule tomorrow in Washington,” Reines said.

Clinton is due to join foreign ministers from allied nations in Morocco to discuss the 20-month old Syria crisis as rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad push forward on the battlefield and take steps to unify the political opposition.

The Morocco meeting of the “Friends of Syria” group is expected to focus on new moves to strengthen and legitimize the recently formed Syrian opposition coalition.

Clinton may announce formal U.S. recognition of the group as “the legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. Such an endorsement could pave the way for it to become a government-in-waiting and to receive fresh U.S. humanitarian help for a mounting refugee crisis spilling across Syria’s borders.

Clinton is scheduled to continue from Morocco to Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

She has kept up a punishing pace in her final weeks as secretary of state, a position she says she intends to leave once President Barack Obama begins his second term in late January.

 

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  1. msq

    December 10th, 2012

    I know, we shouldn’t wish ill. but ..

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  2. Diann

    December 10th, 2012

    Benghazi’s revenge.

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  3. Dr Tar

    December 10th, 2012

    So “stomach virus” is the new euphemism for cirrhosis of the liver?

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  4. Anonymous

    December 10th, 2012

    SoS is just no fun anymore. But it’d be really super cool to be NYC Mayor.

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  5. Harleybob

    December 10th, 2012

    She needs to watch what she’s putting in her mouth. She needs to tell Huma Weiner to wash that dildo of hers.

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  6. CrustyB

    December 10th, 2012

    Bitch is drunk on communism.

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  7. Buster Daily

    December 10th, 2012

    Bottle flu.

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  8. Joe

    December 10th, 2012

    Newt says if she runs in 2016, she will be unbeatable. She will be Obama Lite. God help us to purge this country of the Clintonistas. She has been such a success as SoS… Barf!

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  9. RickeyG

    December 10th, 2012

    The entire administration is operating at a “punishing pace”. But we’re the ones being punished.

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  10. Carlos The Jackal

    December 10th, 2012

    I hope it’s something serious.
    Get well never.

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  11. MM

    December 10th, 2012

    I hope whatever it is, kills her dead-knocks her flatter than Martinez laid out Pacquiao. She’s a vile communist bitch.

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  12. TN Tuxedo

    December 10th, 2012

    I guess she’s already used the “My Dog Ate My Homework” excuse to stay out of Benghazi.

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  13. J Frank Parnell

    December 10th, 2012

    Hangover.

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  14. Johnny Pickleduster

    December 10th, 2012

    “Stomach Virus” code words for “She got a hold of some overripe lesbo crack.”

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  15. Ma Bell

    December 10th, 2012

    This “stomach virus” is also know as AIDS (Alcohol Induced Diarrhea Syndrome)

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  16. Tim

    December 10th, 2012

    Got hold of a bad bearded clam …

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  17. woody

    December 10th, 2012

    I’m sure she was pretty far in the bag with her “We came, we saw, he died.” line.
    You don’t see that video anywhere now.
    Wonder why.

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  18. John

    December 10th, 2012

    Toxic shock from one of Bills’ cigars?

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  19. JDavid

    December 10th, 2012

    “Stomach virus” is a euphemism for dread of accidentally catching a whiff of sarin gas.

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  20. even steven

    December 10th, 2012

    In other news, Huma has a yeast infection.

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