Skip to comments.Hillary Clintons Kosovo sniper story exposed
Posted on 03/26/2008 2:59:01 AM PDT by kronos77
Hillary Clinton has conceded that she "did misspeak" about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire, blaming tiredness for a dramatic description that was shown to have been significantly exaggerated. How Obama is related to Brad Pitt Tim Shipman: Barack Obama heads for a holiday Toby Harnden: Hillary's porky pie on Bosnia sniper fire
The Democratic candidate is engaged in a frantic damage-limitation exercise amid widespread derision of her comments about a visit to Tuzla in 1996. Watch: Hillary Clinton 'misspeaking'
"I remember landing under sniper fire," she said in Washington on Monday. "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."
News footage of the event however showed her claims to have been wide of the mark, and reporters who accompanied her stated that there was no sniper fire. Her account was ridiculed by ABC News as "like a scene from Saving Private Ryan".
After initially dismissing the controversy over her comments as a "minor blip", she told a Pittsburgh radio station: "You know I have written about this and described it in many different settings and I did misspeak the other day. This has been a very long campaign. Occasionally, I am a human being like everybody else."
She insisted it was the "first time in 12 years" she had spoken inaccurately about the trip.
On the trip, the then First Lady and her daughter Chelsea, then 16, emerged smiling from a C-17 transport plane to be met by Emina Bicakcic, eight, who told them: "There is peace now because Mr Clinton signed it. All this peace. I love it."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
She insisted it was the “first time in 12 years” she had spoken inaccurately about the trip.
To misspeak is when you say a name wrong not fabricate a whole long story. She plan lied!
Thanks for the link. That was great to see. Hillary would do better a getting out of this if she would stop excusing what she did (lied) and then in the same breath attack Obama.
I still remain curious about this statement. Is she saying that now that she's been caught in a lie, she's now human?
I think if I were caught in such a bold face lie, I wouldn't being trying to put the blame elsewhere. There doesn't seem to be any remorse about the lie.
No humility. It's everyone else does it, so why not I?
Then maybe she's not the right person to be answering the phone at 3:00 AM.
The ease of the lie, and last night we saw that she had told this same story 6 times or so on camera.
How could the smartest woman in the world be caught in such behavior?
I suppose were she under oath, she would be more diligent........./sarcasm
Yeah, I always blame myself for telling lies because I'm "tired".
Maybe that's what happened to Bill when he was under oath.
WHAT A PACK OF PATHETIC SCUMBAGS!
Hillary Clinton-Phoney Soldier.
In defending the bitch's lies about taking sniper fire in bosnia, She said, "My mother and I were watching tapes of the series "24" on the flight before landing and she just got confused.
The bosnia landing was in 1996 and the first episode of "24" was aired in 2001.
Another Sir Hilary Edmund event, anticipating the future by five years.
“...I am a human being like everybody else.”
Everybody else = her husband (another skilled liar)
Now we can properly use the term... Hillary has been “Swiftboated”!
One time I was flying back from Hong Kong to Boston from a business trip. I was exhausted.
Then a terrorist gang of at least 200 people tried to take over the plane. I fought them all using my on board copy of the American Airlines In Flight magazine. Thank god, I had just watched Chuck Norris in “Delta Force 2- The Columbian Connection”. I was able to single handidly destroy AlQueda in America.
Whats that you say, upi were on the plane also and we actually just landed normally and they didn’t show “Delta Force 2”? Oh, I guess I just misspoke.
"But most of the time I am so much better, smarter, more attractive, richer, more articulate, better connected, and of course, modest and humble."
Hillary was conditioned by years of the press ignoring Bill's lies. He could say anything he wanted and the press would excuse it or let it slide.
What Hillary failed to realize was that Barack was the new magic person that would be protected, not her.
I heard the audio where she corrected her “mistake.” She did that phony laugh at the end.
Whenever she does her laugh track, a lie or a question on one of her dozens of scandals preceded it. She uses the disingenous laugh to make it seem like the question is ridiculous.
What a horrorible human being.
Her list of lies - someone should post these
Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)
She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn’t cover the market back then.)
Whoppers She Won’t Confess To
She didn’t know about the FALN pardons.
She didn’t know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.
She didn’t know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
She didn’t know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.
She opposed NAFTA at the time.
She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
She played a role in the ‘90s economic recovery.
The billing records showed up on their own.
She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
She was always a Yankees fan.
She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).