Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bill Unzipped

Posted by Tony Vega

"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." --Hillary Clinton, speech at George Washington University, March 17, 2008 [1]

greeting ceremony at Tuzla military airport, Bosnia, March 25, 1996

Hillary repeated portions of this long tale along the campaign trail. Numerous people quickly debunked her. The debunking came from her own entourage and those attending the greeting ceremony at Tuzla military airport, Bosnia, March 25, 1996. Yep, there was in fact a greeting ceremony, including the presence of Ejup Ganic, the former acting president of Bosnia and 8-year-old Emina Bicakcic a Bosnian girl that read Hillary a poem.

Hillary's snipergate caused some political heat for her. She toughed it out, stated she misspoke (which is politician for lying), and appeared on the Tonight show with Jay Leno. On the show, she minimized the damage by some self-deprecating humor and by the end of the week she began to crawl out from under the pile heap. So it seemed.

Enter William Jefferson Clinton. Good ol' Bill attempted to provide some cover for his lady. There were a few problems with that namely she didn't need the extra cover. Just as Hillary began to emerge, Bill piled it on by shooting from the lip with more Clinton lies. It appeared that Slick Willie just could not keep it zipped, despite the urging to do just that by the lady he was apparently trying to protect.

Before we go to the tale of Bill's tape, let's note a couple of items he threw out there while scolding the media. He claimed Hillary's trip took place in 1995, when it occurred in 1996. He further claimed that "some of them (members of the media) when they're 60 they'll forget something when they're tired at eleven o'clock at night too."

What does that say about Bill's confidence in the capability of a tired 61-year-old Hillary Clinton answering that red phone at 3:00 in the morning?

Now, Bill's claims that prompted Hillary to beg Mr. Clinton to Zip it:

She immediately apologized.

She said she misspoke after a week, never apologized.

She told the false story one time at night when she was exhausted.

She repeated the story many times, most recently in a 9:00 am speech.

Arrival ceremony was abbreviated.

At ceremony a young girl read Hillary a poem.

She went to the front of the plane and everybody else put flak jackets under their seats. (This adds a level of protection from ground to air fire)

Pilot says no one under him ever directed people to sit on flak jackets.

President of Bosnia and Gen. Clark defended her.

Former Bosnian president called story an exaggeration and Clark said she made inaccurate statements.

Source, NYP

Is this a case of Bill suffering from Foot in Mouth Disease, intentional sabotage, or both? Perhaps he doesn't like the idea of being First Man. Not to worry Hillary supporters, as per the dance of the imploding democrats, Barack Obama will steal the negative spot light and take the focus away from the Clintons. What's that you say? He already has? That was fast. Faster than a disappearing Bosnian sniper round.

1. http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/03/hillarys_balkan_adventures_par.html
2. www.nypost.com

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