Clinton Uncowed By Sinbad

Clinton Uncowed By Sinbad

Clinton Uncowed By Sinbad

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March 17 2008 1:58 PM

Clinton Uncowed By Sinbad

In her Iraq speech today in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton told the same story that comedian Sinbad mocked last week:

[T]here was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn't go, so send the First Lady. That’s where we went.

I remember landing under sniper fire. 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.

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We eagerly await Sinbad’s rebuttal. But until then, Newsweek ’s Michael Hirsh reports yet another counter-narrative:

Clinton has seemed to exaggerate the danger she faced when, for example, she went to war-ravaged Bosnia in 1996. Campaigning in Iowa, she claimed she "ran" off the tarmac to avoid sniper fire. But Maj. Gen. William Nash, the commander of U.S. forces in Bosnia at the time, tells NEWSWEEK he was not aware "there was any threat of sniper fire." Nor was there any rush when her cargo plane landed.

Hrm, so has anyone confirmed Clinton's account?