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US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said she will retire from political life in 2012 in a Wednesday interview with CNN.
Clinton makes first post-Mubarak trip to Cairo
She explained that even if US President Barack Obama is re-elected, she does not plan to continue in her current role, and does not want to run for election herself.
Clinton said in the interview that she would not want to be president of
the United States, calling her current position the "best job I could
"This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your
breath. There are both the tragedies and disasters that we have seen
from Haiti to Japan and there are the extraordinary opportunities and
challenges that we see right here in Egypt and in the rest of the
region. So I want to be part of helping to represent the United States
at this critical moment in time, " said Clinton.
Clinton stated that she enjoyed her time running for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 2008 but that she had no intention of ever
running for president again.