April 05, 2008
Bosnia: The Man Who Greeted Hillary
BY Joe Rubin
Hillary Clinton with former Bosnian president Ejup Ganic in 1996.
"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 in a prepared foreign policy speech at George Washington University
March 17, 2008
Who knew that memories of snipers in Bosnia would become an issue in the presidential campaign?
Hillary Clinton has spent the last two weeks retracting her recollection that she had to run for cover to avoid sniper fire when she arrived at an airport in Bosnia in 1996. Once the original news footage of the visit surfaced, her comment made for embarrassing YouTube viewing, where the original news clip and multiple spoof videos have been watched by millions. Embracing an 8-year-old on the tarmac and listening to a poem is hardly duck and cover.