U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday opened her first trip to the Middle East as America's top diplomat, bearing an Obama administration pledge of up to $900 million to help rebuild the Gaza Strip. Um....excuse me. Isn't the United States in an economic crisis? Why are we giving money to rebuild somewhere else OTHER THAN the United States? On a side note, I love how how major Jewish leaders said "She's not the Hillary we knew" after she blasted Israel for bombing Gaza.