February 11, 2006, 5:13 AM EST
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a fierce critic of the Bush administration, said Saturday that he's pulling for U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to win the White House.
"I'd be very pleased if Hillary Clinton would become the next American president," Schroeder said to applause from a largely Saudi audience at the Jeddah Economic Forum, which opened here Saturday. "But don't quote me too loud. I hope I'm not harming her by saying that." Schroeder made the statement during a discussion of global women leaders at a gender-segregated theater where a plastic barrier separated women from men.
Clinton, a New York Democrat, is up for re-election this year and is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2008.
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European SocialistThis topic needs more attention.
No one pays any attention to it because no one cares. Plus we never got a bill.