US First Lady Hillary Clinton said she was praying for the NATO forces involved in air strikes on Yugoslavia, and hoped for a swift end to the operation. “As my husband the President explained last night to the American people, the United States and its NATO allies have acted to stop the brutal killings of people in Kosovo and avert a broader humanitarian crisis,” Clinton said.
“We are hoping and praying that the brave men and women in the military action who have undertaken this mission will be able to conduct it safely and will bring it to a swift an end as possible,” she told reporters.“My prayers and the prayers of peace-loving people around the world are with those brave men and women and their families. May God Bless them,” Clinton said. The first lady made the remarks at a US-supported out-patient clinic in Luxor on the last day of a visit to Egypt during which she has been speaking out in favour of women’s rights, religious tolerance and health care.