Skip to comments.Clinton camp in lockdown mode over Bosnia flap
Posted on 03/25/2008 9:19:26 AM PDT by seanmerc
The campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) is seeking to play down news that the former first lady gave an incorrect account of landing in Bosnia in 1996 under sniper fire, and refused to answer additional questions about a flap that could hurt her chances of catching Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the race for the Democratic nomination.
Weve said all were going to say on that, said Deputy Communications Director Phil Singer on a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters.
A video from CBS News had shown that Clintons version of having come under sniper fire was not correct. Her campaign chalked up the discrepancy between her account and the video as a case of Clinton misspeaking.
The Obama campaign seized on the story when it was splashed across the CBS website Monday, with spokesman Tommy Vietor saying it is part of a troubling pattern of Sen. Clinton inflating her foreign policy experience.
Top Clinton surrogates also sought to play down the story, which could prove to be harmful to the former first ladys chances.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who was asked about the flap on MSNBC, referred to it as a small incident that happened 10 to 15 years ago.
It's been 10-15 years since February? Time certainly does fly...
A “small incident that happened 10 to 15 years ago”?? No, it was a whopper of a fish tale that was told last week.
“The Obama campaign seized on the story when it was splashed across the CBS website Monday, with spokesman Tommy Vietor saying it is part of a troubling pattern of Sen. Clinton inflating her foreign policy experience. “
Pot meet kettle. As hard as I laughed at Hitlery’s out & out lies being brought to light, I had to ask myself, what foreign policy experience does the Obamanation have??
CBS Exposes Hillary Clinton Bosnia Trip.
Yeah, the debates over...apparently.
With all the sniping goin’ on Hillarious must feel right at home!!!
I can’t wait for her and John McCain to start trading war stories.
This morning one of her defenders was saying that maybe she got confused with a later trip to Iraq — where there was gunfire.
If it happened in say, Beirut and she said Bosnia...that would be mis-speaking.
But I'll bet she just flat out lied.
A review of his passport info just might shed some light on that ;-)
“what foreign policy experience does the Obamanation have?”
Since you asked, his pastor with Farrakhan traveled to Libya in 1984 when Libya was on the “state-sponsored terrorism” list. Obama was indisposed and couldn’t make the trip.
No, she has been telling this lie for years! Just now amazingly the MSM has picked up on it ... I wonder why?
Re-post from another thread:
A friend of mine is a USAF CMS (retired) and was the enlisted crew chief on the earlier flight that brought Bill into the action zone. Bill was so happy about the flight and the job that the crew did that he invited the whole gang to visit the White House a few months later. My friend was offered the chance to sit in the Big Seat in the Oval Office, but declined. Later I kidded him that he must have been frighted by Monica looking up from under the desk. He chuckled.
I will ask him what his thoughts are about this Hillary lie.
If it is insignificant & happened years ago - why does she keep bringing it up during this campaign & pretending she's some macho - ready to be CIC!!
Her problem is that she has no real accomplishments - so she needs to fake some!
That - besides the fact that she & her husband, Slick are compulsive liars!
“I can’t wait for her and John McCain to start trading war stories”
Didn’t you know Hillary was a POW longer than McCain during the Vietnam war!
Chelsea takes the handoff, and fumbles the ball:
What really amazed me was how brave that little girl was to shake hands with HRC on the tarmac despite the snipers. She was so....calm.
Didn’t the Rats’ last presidential candidate spend some time in Vietnam too?
She did a live interview this morning on KDKA Radio, that’s hardly “lock down”.
They may not answer questions on this topic, but that’s not lockdown.