Clinton Under Fire For "Sniper Fire" Remarks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A campaign spokesman says Hillary Clinton "misspoke" last week when she said she landed under sniper fire during a trip she took as first lady to Bosnia in March 1996. Democratic rival Barack Obama's campaign maintains Clinton was deliberately exaggerating her role.

Clinton made her original remark about the incident while she was on a goodwill trip to Bosnia trip during a speech last week about Iraq.

Tuesday, campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said Clinton wrote about a less serious situation in her book, "Living History," and acknowledged she misspoke last week.

But an Obama spokesman says this is only the latest example of what he calls a growing list of instances in which Clinton has "exaggerated her role in foreign and domestic policymaking."

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  • by KD Location: Fountain on Mar 25, 2008 at 06:51 PM
    Hillary justified her remarks as "she made a mistake she's only human" Sorry Hillary, no one would make a mistake about sniper fire. That's not something you would ever forget. What kind of respect do the men and women who server our country have for her now. I guess that's kind of like "I did not have sex with that woman". Gee...where have we heard this before. Is there not a credible politician left in this country.
  • by Mark Location: C/S on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:58 AM
    "Landed under sniper fire, we were rushed to our vehicles for safety"; nonsense! The video (news clip) shows her listening to Bosnian children out in the open, no helmet or ballistic vest worn, standing out in the open near a watch tower, and her daughter Chelsea is saying basically the same thing; duh? Next she'll have some believing she was arm pit deep in hand grenade pull rings defending our country; what a sham!
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