Clinton: Gadhafi eyes exit strategy 

Moammar Gadhafi is exploring an exit strategy from Libya, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"This is what we hear from so many sources," Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer Tuesday. "Some of it, we think, is exploring — what are my options, where I could go, what could I do. And we would encourage that."

But Clinton said Gadhafi could be igniting speculation about his intent to escape as part of his political strategy. 

"Some it is theater... shall we say, game-playing," Clinton said, recalling Gadhafi's declaration to impose a cease-fire last week, mere hours before he unleashed his military forces on Benghazi. 

The secretary also offered a foreboding outlook for the future of the global community, amid all the unrest abroad. 

"I do wake up and feel increasingly that we are living in a historic turning point on so many fronts, and that our country and the world has some hard thinking to do," Clinton said. "How are we going to organize ourselves? ... How do [we] protect this planet?"

Noting that water "is going to become one of the most precious resources we have," she said, "that's not only what's in the headlines that keep me awake. It's what's in the trend lines. It's where we're headed."

Clinton assured that she wouldn't be at the frontlines of those battles, and reiterated that she would not seek a second term as secretary of state. 

 

 

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