Audio From the September 14, 2009 Interview
Tough Talk on Israel
Clinton says that her "very strong statement" calling for a settlement freeze helped pave the way for a deal in which "we will end up in a place that no Israeli government has ever gone before."
Clinton says she uses her at-times blunt language to test out certain ideas, pointing to her comment on the possible need to provide a "defense umbrella" to Persian Gulf allies.
Supporting the President
"You can disagree with the president, you can argue for different policies, but at the end of the day you have to be part of a team."
Engagement not a Bust
The critics have got it wrong, Clinton argues, saying engagement is an effort to have "some positive outcomes--no guarantees."
Not Frustrating -- But 'Challenging'
She loves her job but it's a "really hard job," Clinton says, with so many issues on her plate "whose complexity make easy answers unachievable."
About The Interview
Post reporters Glenn Kessler and Mary Beth Sheridan interview Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sept. 14, 2009.
» Read the Transcript of the full interview.