The Washington Times - March 4, 2009, 06:47PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked an unusual question during an interview on the popular youth television show “Ali Soutik” during a visit to the West Bank Wednesday.

The interviewer read a query submitted by a young girl from a village near Ramallah: “What would you do if your daughter, Chelsea, were unfortunate enough to be born under occupation and to be born deprived of freedom and liberty?”

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Here’s Mrs. Clinton’s answer:

“I would do what so many parents here in the West Bank and Gaza do. I would love her, I would take care of her, I would get the best education I could get for her. I would never lose hope. I would never give up of the dream of a Palestinian state, no matter what happens, no matter what people try to do to derail my dream. I would tell my daughter, and I would hope my daughter would believe with all of her heart, that she has the same opportunities for the best future that any child living anywhere does. That’s what my goal would be.”