Bill Spins Hillary’s Bosnia Story

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Billary, Bosnia, Democrats, Hillary

Why, oh why, is he bringing this up again…twice? And why is he repeating things that are so easily contradicted by VIDEO.

What is he thinking?

President Clinton, speaking in Boonville, Ind., revised history when he recounted his wife’s recent flap discussing a trip she took to Bosnia in 1996. President Clinton’s version had several inaccuracies and was slightly misleading.

President Clinton’s described his wife’s experience, saying, “There was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it – what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995. Did y’all see all that. Oh, they blew it up. Let me just tell you.” Clinton then criticized the press, saying, “You woulda thought, you know, that she’d robbed a bank the way they carried on about this. And some of them, when they’re 60, they’ll forget something when they’re tired at 11:00 at night, too.”

President Clinton’s version of the story has several inaccuracies. Hillary Clinton actually made the exaggerated comments numerous times, including at an event in Dubuque, Iowa on Dec. 29th, in Waco, TX on Feb. 29th, and twice — bright and early in the morning — on March 17.

Sen. Clinton did not apologize, as Mr. Clinton asserted. His wife did say she had made a mistake and said that she had misspoken when describing the Bosnia incident.

Sen. Clinton also wasn’t as quick with her apology as President Clinton may remember either. In fact, it took a week for her to eventually correct herself, first talking to the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board on March 24 and again the following day in Greensboro, N.C.

Obviously the Bosnia thing has hurt Hillary or Bill wouldn’t just bring it up randomly in a speech.

Still, I wonder if he watched this…

If anybody is curious why I’m refusing to support the Clintons this year (yes, the Clintons plural…they are one in the same to me now) it’s for reasons just like this nonsense.

The AP has more, Chuck Todd has morer , but ABC has the mostest.

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2 Responses to “Bill Spins Hillary’s Bosnia Story”

  1. TerenceC Says:

    Actually the apology took 11 days to materialize – but I agree the Clinton’s aren’t worth the paper they are printed on.

  2. Jay McDonough Says:

    from swimming freestyle:

    “I’m no psychologist, but I can’t help but wonder if Bill Clinton doesn’t have a self destructive streak. A couple weeks after his wife was eviscerated in the press for embellishing her version of a trip to Bosnia, Bill Clinton raised the issue again yesterday and again today.”

    (edited by Justin Gardner to be less spammy.)

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