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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Here's the story behind Hillary Clinton's claim about landing under 'sniper fire' in Bosnia

A false claim that Hillary Clinton made while campaigning for president in 2008 is coming back to haunt her in the 2016 election cycle.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said in a speech at George Washington University in March 2008 that she landed "under sniper fire" during a 1996 trip to Bosnia. The war ended in 1995, but tensions within the country were still high.

"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," she said in 2008.

The Washington Post debunked this claim days after Clinton made it.

Old news footage reveals that there was, in fact, a greeting ceremony at Tuzla Air Base when Clinton landed. She met an 8-year-old Muslim girl who read her a poem, and video of the landing shows Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, calmly walking away from the plane and then greeting people on the tarmac:



Anonymous said...

She's a liar, plain and simple. She lies so much she believes her own bullsh!!

Anonymous said...

Why would any vets vote for her ? Why would any sane person vote for her ?

Anonymous said...

Her and Brian Williams were both under fire when they went there.

Anonymous said...

liar , liar, pants on fire !!