Clinton said Obama administration is eager to extend all help to the pakistan leadership in its bid to quell the insurgency, which is not only posing a threat to pakistan but also to the US. She also said, "The US was assisting the new government in Islamabad to be as successful as possible in delivering, we believe the future of Pakistan is extremely important for the US. The advance of extremism is a threat to our security."
Clinton said that al-Qaeda's primary motive was not only to create havoc in the United States, but also target its allies in Pakistan and Afghanistan. "They have not given up on their desire to inflict damage, harm and murder on the USA, this is how we see helping our friends and allies. We have walked away in the past, now we are going to forge a partnership with the government and the people of Pakistan," she added
When asked to comment about the Musharraf dictatorship, Clinton said, "that while it was difficult to speculate why former President General Pervez Musharraf did what he did while he was in power, he ended his time in office when extremists had found sanctuary in Pakistan and were the strongest."