Tuesday, March 25, 2008
During a campaign speech last Monday on Iraq, Hillary Clinton recalled in excruciating detail, a March 1996 trip to Bosnia:
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
There’s only one problem with Hillary Clinton’s account: it never happened.
According to an Associated Press story at the time, Clinton was under no extraordinary risks on the trip and one of her traveling companions, the comedian Sinbad, told the Washington Post he has no recollection either of the threat or reality of gunfire.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign was forced to admit she “misspoke” when saying last week she had landed under sniper fire during the trip to Bosnia as First Lady. She characterized the episode as a “misstatement” and a “minor blip.”
Curious. I think it’s fair to say that most people would have a very clear memory of landing under gun fire and having to duck and run from sniper fire. This isn’t the sort of thing that happens everyday.
Now that Hillary Clinton has been forced to admit she fabricated the details of her visit to Bosnia, you have to wonder what else she lied about during the campaign?