Hillary and Bosnia

I jumped into politics over four years ago. I wrote a book on the Bush administration. I started this blog and a political radio show because I believe that we, Americans, need to take the country back. I thought that the Democratic party had a better chance of being changed by ordinary people than the Republican party.

With John Edwards and Barack Obama in the presidential race, I was fairly sure that I would be pleased with the outcome. John Edwards never really got traction. His message of helping the poor and getting out of Iraq never played as well as it should have.

I have never really been a Hillary Clinton supporter. I have given money to her campaign but I always had reservations. I believe that Hillary Clinton is trying to turn history back to the 1990s, but I know that you can never go back. It is never the same. I have also found her support of the war a huge problem.

Now, I have another reason to be extremely uneasy about Hillary Clinton: There is a growing list of exaggerations and Bosnia is only the latest. I find this extremely unnecessary. Why? Were you going to get that many votes by saying that you had to dodge bullets? Are you Rambo? This was not a misstatement. Not when you fill in all of the detail that she provided. This was a lie and it makes me sick.


From AP:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign said she “misspoke” when saying last week she had landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. She later characterized the episode as a “misstatement” and a “minor blip.”

The Obama campaign suggested the statement was a deliberate exaggeration by Clinton, who often cites the goodwill trip with her daughter and several celebrities as an example of her foreign policy experience.

During a speech last Monday on Iraq, she said of the Bosnia trip: “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.” (more…)

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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