Clinton, Pakistani students in lively exchange
LAHORE, Pakistan – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that Pakistan had little choice but to take a more aggressive approach, starting last summer, to combatting Taliban and other extremist forces that threaten to destabilize the country.
In a lively give-and-take with students at the Government College of Lahore, Clinton said inaction by the government would have amounted to ceding ground to terrorists.
"If you want to see your territory shrink, that's your choice," she said, adding that she believed it would be a bad choice.
The part that I liked was thisDuring her hour-long appearance at the college, Clinton stressed that a key purpose of her three-day visit to Pakistan, which began Wednesday, was to reach out to ordinary Pakistanis and urge a better effort to bridge differences and improve mutual understanding.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right,
shakes hands with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday,
Oct. 28, 2009. Clinton is on a three-day state visit to Pakistan.
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