In 1999 First Lady Hillary Clinton greeted Jordan’s Queen Noor, widow of King Hussein, when Clinton launched a $5 million aid program for young Jordanians. Photo credits: news.bbc.co.uk.
In her powerful endorsement of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in the Obama Administration, Jordan’s Queen Noor writes:
“Hillary Clinton will be a strong, effective Secretary of State in the new Obama administration.
“I observed first hand her commitment to peace and justice during the presidency of Bill Clinton, when Jordan's King Hussein, my late husband, and I worked closely with the Clintons in an attempt to achieve a Middle East peace. When they take office next year, I know that President-elect Obama and she quickly will begin looking for ways to bring security to Israel and justice to Palestinians, including four to six million Palestinian refugees.
“In the Senate, Mrs. Clinton has worked hard to protect other displaced populations, including those from Iraq and Darfur. Just two weeks ago, I was part of a delegation from Refugees International that met with Sen. Clinton to discuss the need for a comprehensive plan to deal with five million displaced Iraqis, one fifth of the country's population. Nearly two million of the displaced Iraqis have sought refuge in Syria and Jordan, while the rest have fled their homes and violence within Iraq.”