[Washington D.C., May 6. Image via Getty]

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, May 6, 2009. Clinton said on Wednesday she was impressed with recent efforts by Pakistan to fight extremism, following her recent harsh criticisms of its conduct. 'Well, I'm actually quite impressed by the actions that the Pakistani government is now taking,' Clinton said, adding that there was a 'resolve going forward' in the Islambad government's struggle with the Taliban. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)