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Obama: Clinton racking up flyer miles

Obama: Clinton racking up flyer miles
U.S. President Obama began his weighty policy speech on the Middle East and North Africa by recognizing the work of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton, who has traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new landmark -- 1 million frequent flyer miles," Obama said to a smattering of laughs. UPI/Keizo Mori | License Photo

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama began his weighty policy speech on the Middle East and North Africa by recognizing the work of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"I want to begin by thanking Hillary Clinton, who has traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new landmark -- 1 million frequent flyer miles," Obama said to a smattering of laughs.

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On a more serious note, Obama said he counts on Clinton "every single day."

"And I believe that she will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state in our nation's history," he said.

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