Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hillary's "sniper fire" story earns four pinocchios

"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.

The Washington Post's Fact Checker column has soundly debunked this entertaining, but fictional recollection.

"Clinton's tale of landing at Tuzla airport 'under sniper fire' and then running for cover is simply not credible. Photographs and video of the arrival ceremony, combined with contemporaneous news reports, tell a very different story. Four Pinocchios."

Here we see Hillary (and Chelsea) landing under sniper fire:

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