Recently, Sen. Hillary Clinton, seen above being fired upon by snipers, has been telling reporters her horrific tale of coming under sniper fire while visiting Tuzla air base in Bosnia in 1996. The only problem is, that incident never actually happened. Actor Sinbad made the trip along with Sheryl Crow and has come out saying that the whole ordeal was a cake walk, “I think the only ‘red phone’ moment was ‘Do we eat here or at the next place?'” and that “What kind of president would say ‘Hey, man, I can’t go ’cause I might get shot, so I’m going to send my wife. Oh, and take a guitar player and a comedian with you’?”
Clinton claims that she was sent there because it was “too dangerous” and they landed “under sniper fire” and they had to run to safe hiding with “our heads down.” Funny, you would think we would have heard about this..oh…12 years ago? The Washington Post straightens this all out.
Far from running to an airport building with their heads down, Clinton and her party were greeted on the tarmac by smiling U.S. and Bosnian officials. An 8-year-old Muslim girl, Emina Bicakcic, read a poem in English. An Associated Press photograph of the greeting ceremony, below, shows a smiling Clinton bending down to receive a kiss.
“There is peace now,” Emina told Clinton, according to Pomfret’s report in The Post the next day, “because Mr. Clinton signed it. All this peace. I love it.”
The first lady’s schedule, released on Wednesday by the National Archives, confirms that she arrived in Tuzla at 8:45 a.m. and was greeted by various dignitaries, including Emina (whose name has mysteriously been redacted from the document). Footage from CBS shows Clinton walking calmly out of the back of the C-17 military transport plane that brought her from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Among the U.S. officials on hand to greet Clinton at the airport was Maj. Gen. William Nash, the commander of U.S. troops in Bosnia. Nash told me he was unaware of any security threat to Clinton during her eight-hour stay in Tuzla. He said, however, that Clinton had a “busy schedule” and may have got the impression that she was being hurried.
Hmmmm….a weak attempt to try to bolster your “experience” Sen. Clinton? You wouldn’t!
Sniper Fire, and Holes In Clinton’s Recollection – [Washington Post]
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