When Hillary Clinton said, “I remember landing under sniper fire (in Bosnia). 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 did not misspeak. She lied. She also insulted anyone who has lived through the blistering terror of being shot at.
News clips of the day Mrs. Clinton landed in Bosnia show her strolling calmly across the tarmac with her daughter Chelsea. Moments later, she is standing on the tarmac with her daughter listening to a lovely eight-year-old Bosnian girl read a poem.
Now take what you have just read and align it with Clinton spokesperson Howard Wolfson’s assertion today that Mrs. Clinton knew she was landing in “a potential combat zone and (it)was hazardous.” Really? Should we conclude that Mrs. Clinton knowingly put her daughter and the little Bosnian girl in danger of being killed? I will give Mr. Wolfson the credit he deserves. He represents Mrs. Clinton with honesty. He lies too.
One last thing. I have been shot at and I have been shot. Going through either experience is not the kind of thing you forget. It is not the kind of thing you misspeak about. Moreover, it is not the kind of thing you lie about.