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Clinton camp in lockdown mode over Bosnia flap
The Hill.com ^ | 25 Mar 08 | Klaus Marre

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.

“We’ve said all we’re 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 Clinton’s 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 lady’s 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.”


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HAHAHAHAHA!!! Operation Chaos is working!!!
1 posted on 03/25/2008 9:19:26 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
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...

2 posted on 03/25/2008 9:22:28 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (When life gives you lemons...don't forget the vodka...)
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To: seanmerc

A “small incident that happened 10 to 15 years ago”?? No, it was a whopper of a fish tale that was told last week.


3 posted on 03/25/2008 9:24:38 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: seanmerc

“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??


4 posted on 03/25/2008 9:24:41 AM PDT by sgbnsgt21793 (integrity - what's that got to do w/ anything?)
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To: seanmerc

CBS Exposes Hillary Clinton Bosnia Trip.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1146221449754081778


5 posted on 03/25/2008 9:25:50 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: Corin Stormhands
“We’ve said all we’re going to say on that,”

Yeah, the debates over...apparently.

6 posted on 03/25/2008 9:26:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: seanmerc

With all the sniping goin’ on Hillarious must feel right at home!!!


7 posted on 03/25/2008 9:26:24 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: seanmerc

I can’t wait for her and John McCain to start trading war stories.


8 posted on 03/25/2008 9:27:47 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: seanmerc

This morning one of her defenders was saying that maybe she got confused with a later trip to Iraq — where there was gunfire.


9 posted on 03/25/2008 9:28:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: sgbnsgt21793
Since this was a simple case of mis-speaking, perhaps Hillary can tell us where she actually landed that she came under sniper fire.

If it happened in say, Beirut and she said Bosnia...that would be mis-speaking.

But I'll bet she just flat out lied.

10 posted on 03/25/2008 9:28:31 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: sgbnsgt21793
"...I had to ask myself, what foreign policy experience does the Obamanation have??"

A review of his passport info just might shed some light on that ;-)

11 posted on 03/25/2008 9:29:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sgbnsgt21793

“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.


12 posted on 03/25/2008 9:30:04 AM PDT by indcons
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To: King of Florida

No, she has been telling this lie for years! Just now amazingly the MSM has picked up on it ... I wonder why?


13 posted on 03/25/2008 9:30:53 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: seanmerc

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.


14 posted on 03/25/2008 9:31:28 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: seanmerc
"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.”"

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!

15 posted on 03/25/2008 9:31:47 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: HIDEK6

“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!


16 posted on 03/25/2008 9:32:25 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: indcons

Chelsea takes the handoff, and fumbles the ball:
http://michellemalkin.com/2008/03/25/tall-tale-telling-in-indiana-chelsea-clinton-continues-the-tuzla-hustle/


17 posted on 03/25/2008 9:32:51 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: seanmerc

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.


18 posted on 03/25/2008 9:33:41 AM PDT by MattinNJ ("Conservatives" will stay home in November and hand the socialists the election. Unbelievable.)
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To: longhorn too

Didn’t the Rats’ last presidential candidate spend some time in Vietnam too?


19 posted on 03/25/2008 9:34:09 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Lock Down????

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.


20 posted on 03/25/2008 9:34:58 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: seanmerc

Obama and Clinton are melting down. Enjoy it while you can. As soon as the dems pick their candidate, the left will start up its slime machine and aim it at McCain. It will get even more dirty than it was for Bush.


21 posted on 03/25/2008 9:36:30 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: seanmerc

Liar, Liar pantsuit on fire.

22 posted on 03/25/2008 9:38:41 AM PDT by BigLittle ( .)
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To: seanmerc
It looks like we are going to have to hire the "MYTHBUSTERS" television team to check on everything that Slick Hillie or Senator B. (whose middle name must NEVER be spoken) Obama!!!

MYTHBUSTERS should have been able to break this story on Slick Hillie a lot quicker.

23 posted on 03/25/2008 9:40:35 AM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: seanmerc

Outstanding! Hillary had a John Kerry moment and talked about that stuff that was seared in her mind and got “swiftboated” by members her own party. This is an historic day!


24 posted on 03/25/2008 9:40:36 AM PDT by fatrat
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To: seanmerc

Even Democrats cant call other Democrats LIARS. Obama says its a “troubling pattern” of inflating her experience. SHE WAS LYING.....Say it for petes sake. She is a Liar...Just like Obama is a liar about his pastor.

I live for the day when those running for this high office of POTUS can honestly tell me with a straight face everything and I can believe that they are not liars. Some would say we have had that before or that we can never have that at all. I disagree...we CAN have this...WE just do not demand it. We get what we deserve.


25 posted on 03/25/2008 9:40:46 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: seanmerc

This reminds me of the time Hillary said the Chelsea was right under the falling debris of the falling towers in New York on 9/11. Turned out Chelsea wasn’t aware of her mothers statement and states she wasn’t anywhere near the towers on 9/11. Doesn’t phase Hillary; she just moves on to the next lie.


26 posted on 03/25/2008 9:41:19 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: BigLittle; pookie18

Ping


27 posted on 03/25/2008 9:42:29 AM PDT by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: seanmerc

Seems to me I did hear that Mr. Kerry may have been in Vietnam!


28 posted on 03/25/2008 9:42:56 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: acoulterfan

Yes according to HildeBeast, Chelsea was jogging around the towers that morning...


29 posted on 03/25/2008 9:44:10 AM PDT by petercooper (Sure, Americans don't want Muslims running a couple U.S. ports, but they're fine with a Muslim Prez.)
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To: ICE-FLYER
She is a Liar...Just like Obama is a liar about his pastor.

I guess that Senator B. (whose middle name must NEVER be spoken) Obama just 'misspoke' when he said he had only heard one of two of his racist mentor's comments (as he later admits in his "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech that he actually DID attend some of those horrible rants).

30 posted on 03/25/2008 9:44:45 AM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: seanmerc
Clinton this morning: "I wrote about that in my book."

Translation: I have already been vetting on stuff like this. Let's move on.

[That was part of the purpose of her book tour several years ago.]
31 posted on 03/25/2008 9:46:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

“As soon as the dems pick their candidate, the left will start up its slime machine and aim it at McCain. It will get even more dirty than it was for Bush.”

You can count on it.


32 posted on 03/25/2008 9:46:57 AM PDT by Levante
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To: acoulterfan

“This reminds me of the time Hillary said the Chelsea was right under the falling debris of the falling towers in New York on 9/11.”

“right under the falling debris” Chelsea was, and lived to deny the tale. Imagine that.


33 posted on 03/25/2008 9:48:47 AM PDT by Levante
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To: seanmerc

I don’t know if you could call it sniper fire, exactly, but when that LST ramp hit the sand at Omaha Beach in Bosnia (work with me here, people) she and Matt Damon were too busy taking the pins out of the grenades with their teeth to notice the Red Baron strafing them. I think that’s what must have happened.


34 posted on 03/25/2008 9:49:52 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Levante

Don’t forget her efforts to become an astronaut and join the Marines!!..loo


35 posted on 03/25/2008 9:50:13 AM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: seanmerc

Even my wife saw the story and said “this is serious”. That means it will have an effect on the average non-thinking voter. I love her, but she’s as politically naive as can be.


36 posted on 03/25/2008 9:50:32 AM PDT by Humble Servant ( Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: Levante
The Clintons will say or do anything to remain in power. We saw that with the pardons, the Chinese military money, the crimes in the WH, and on and on.

Here's a few highlights:

1. I remember when I was a boy they burned the black churches in our area -BJ Clinton No black churches burned in Arkansas during that period.

2. I did not have sex with that woman. -BJ Clinton

3. I was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.- Hillary Rodham She was born years before Edmund Hillary became internationally known.

4. Chelsea was jogging near the twin towers when the plane hit. -HRC Not even close.

5. We were under sniper fire. -HRC

6. I have thirty-five years of experience for the presidency. -HRC

37 posted on 03/25/2008 9:50:40 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: seanmerc
The smartest woman in the world is also the fastest talker in the world claiming "a million words a day" - bound to make a gaff once in a while. Not quite 6-Sigma Quality Standard.

Her speeches are scripted, so she must be a victim of the vast "Swift Script" conspiracy.

There MUST be more quotes about this trip in the last 12 years. I'm sure someone will research how many times she suffered from self-inflicted "Swift Scripting" on the Bosnian Sniper (BS).

38 posted on 03/25/2008 9:52:14 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: seanmerc

...and the Dems’ drumbeat for Al Gore to come save them from the faltering Obama and Clinton campaigns grows louder.


39 posted on 03/25/2008 9:52:59 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: longhorn too
When you lie to a grand jury about

how your fingerprints got on the Rose Law Firm's billing files;

The disappearance of Vince Foster's files after his "suicide"

Your astonishment and inability to breath, when you found out about BJ getting a lewinsky

It becomes child's play to lie about a little sniper fire.

40 posted on 03/25/2008 9:53:29 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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The Obama campaign seized on the story

Of course they would. . .anything to get people's minds off Obamie's true beliefs (as taught by Jerry Wright).

41 posted on 03/25/2008 9:57:01 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: seanmerc

We’ve said all we’re going to say on that,” said Deputy Communications Director Phil Singer on a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters. “

WE HAVEN’T!!!


42 posted on 03/25/2008 9:57:41 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obama has "changed" me. I am now "a Typical White Person”.)
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To: Greg F
Thanks, Greg F...will rerun in Today's Toons 3/28/08.


43 posted on 03/25/2008 9:59:17 AM PDT by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: seanmerc; All
THIS needed to be locked down long ago........


44 posted on 03/25/2008 10:00:53 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: 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,”......

incorrect account is p.c. for lying?


45 posted on 03/25/2008 10:04:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: potlatch

Pin the tail on the donkey pictures?


46 posted on 03/25/2008 10:05:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: sgbnsgt21793
what foreign policy experience does the Obamanation have??

Does chickening out from media pressure by hiding in the Virgin Islands count?

47 posted on 03/25/2008 10:05:51 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: potlatch

The many moods of Hilldabeast...all animated!


48 posted on 03/25/2008 10:06:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Turn your stomach pictures, lol. I just had to ‘share’!


49 posted on 03/25/2008 10:06:48 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: seanmerc

Hysterical....What was she looking for...A medal for bravery beyond the call of duty??


50 posted on 03/25/2008 10:07:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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