Monday, March 31, 2008

Hillary's Bosnian Sniper Myth

Democratic contender Hillary Clinton has been called on the carpet for not telling the truth about a trip to Bosnia in 1996. According to Senator Clinton, in a speech she gave in Washington on March 17, "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."

However, a video of the trip shows a different story. It shows Clinton and her daughter walking from the plane and greeted by a young girl in a small ceremony. No snipers, no drama.

As we could expect, Clinton did not take responsibility for not telling the truth but conveniently characterized her lie as a "mistake."

Unfortunately Mrs. Clinton seems to need to fabricate stories to prove she will be ready to lead "day one." Being a leader comes from knowledge and experience - real experience - not fabricated and packaged experience that never really happened.

(You can read more and watch the video here. You can get a funny t-shirt about it here.)

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