On March 17th, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech at George Washington University. Her message included this little tidbit:
“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.”
Michael Dobbs, writer of “The Fact Checker” for the Washington Post follows up with this:
As a reporter who visited Bosnia soon after the December 1995 Dayton Peace agreement, I can attest that the physical risks were minimal during this period, particularly at a heavily fortified U.S. Air Force base, such as Tuzla. Contrary to the claims of Hillary Clinton and former Army secretary Togo West, Bosnia was not “too dangerous” a place for President Clinton to visit in early 1996. In fact, the first Clinton to visit the Tuzla Air Force base was not Hillary, but Bill, on January 13, 1996.
Had Hillary Clinton’s plane come “under sniper fire” in March 1996, we would certainly have heard about it long before now. Numerous reporters, including the Washington Post’s John Pomfret, covered her trip. A review of nearly 100 news accounts of her visit shows that not a single newspaper or television station reported any security threat to the First Lady. “As a former AP wire service hack, I can safely say that it would have been in my lead had anything like that happened,” said Pomfret.
Why is Hillary propagating a lie that is so easily verifiable? She’s doing it because she’s desperate. She’s doing it knowing there is precious little time to worry about facts. It’s far easier to embellish her record during a stump speech and dismiss the factual deficiencies later. She must do this if she continues to push the narrative that she gained significant commander-in-chief experience while she was First Lady. Facts won’t bear this out, but fantasy might. She’s counting on her supporters to live in her fantasy.
Want proof of Hillary’s lies? Let’s go to the video…
UPDATE: Clinton campaign in ‘lockdown‘ mode.
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