March 25th, 2008
02:26 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton says she 'misspoke' about sniper fire

CNN

Listen to Bill Scheider’s analysis and Clinton's misspoken comments.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton said she "misspoke" last week when she gave a dramatic description of her arrival in Bosnia 12 years ago, recounting a landing under sniper fire.

Clinton was responding to a question Monday from the Philadelphia Daily News' editorial board about video footage of the event that contradicted her assertion that her group "ran with our heads down" from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, said the Bosnia claim was part of "a growing list of instances in which Sen. Clinton has exaggerated her role in foreign and domestic policymaking."

Clinton told the paper's editorial board it was a "minor blip."

Related: Watch Clinton speak last December about her trip to Bosnia

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soundoff (263 Responses)
  1. PA voter

    WHO CARES???????

    She is still more qualified to be commander in chief

    GO HILLARY!

    March 25, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  2. William Ginley

    Hmm.. A Clinton caught in a lie... How unusual. There is no way this was anything but. Who can't remember the truth about landing in gunfire and running to safety?

    March 25, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  3. Mike - Sammamish

    We should be surprised by this! This is the Clintons, after all. Truth has a different definition to them.

    March 25, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  4. kd

    I find it very interesting that there are over 200 posts commenting on Sen. Obama's family trip to St. Thomas and not one Sen. Clinton supporter commenting or justifying her "minor blip" regarding her trip to Bosnia as a first lady.

    March 25, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  5. Peggy

    "Mispoke?!"

    She is dellusional!!

    March 25, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  6. Elaine in Atlanta

    Hillary did not misspoke she flat out lied. Watch the footage she said at the end "and that is exactly what happened" That is not exactly what happened, she lied!

    She needs to just admit that she lied and apologise, plain and simple!

    March 25, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  7. Surprised?

    Distortions in the truth from HRC... no?!!! From Macedonia to Bosnia, her "fish" stories have gotten bigger over time.

    C'mon Sr. Clinton, do us all a favor and bow out gracefully. This is getting past the point of ridiculous!

    March 25, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  8. Sylvia

    so what?
    Obama sends his own children to church to learn about HATE

    March 25, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  9. Kat

    This is disappointing.

    March 25, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  10. Jackson

    Well I guess that depends on what the definition of "was sniper fire" is.

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  11. maynard

    hillary clinton is not presidencial material. if she misspeaks about sniper fire what else did she adlib about in this race. SHE CANNOT BE TRUSTED FOLKS SHE HAD A VERY GOOD TEACHER OLD "CAN,T KEEP HIS PANTS ZIPPED BILL CLINTON"

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  12. I Used To Love her, PA

    Seems kind of odd that comments are not being posted on this story but they were on anything about Rev. Wright and Obama's mini vacation.

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  13. Kar

    How does one misspeak about "sniper fire"? Yup, she arrived under sniper fire and she had to run with her head down but yet a little girl had time to read her a lovely poem. She obviously lied and she should use whatever integrity she has left to step out of the race.

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  14. Disappointed

    I saw the speech she was giving and basically she lied! There is no way she can twist what she said. Hillary Clinton has been stretching the truth and out right lying about her experience this entire time. She is campaigning on experience that she doesn’t have and misleading everyone.

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  15. Dan

    I didn't have sex with that women! This Clinton thing has a ring to it! Go to youtube and watch the video Hillary doesn't want you to see, "Peter Paul"! Then go to MSNBC to see the real news, Fox and CNN are bais, and two weeks behind in their stories.

    I dare CNN not block this out!

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  16. jess

    how about the claim of bringing peace in ireland? a nobel laureate who participated in the process laughed when he heard hillary's claim about her role on that issue.

    i see a pattern of minor blips, and not one...

    March 25, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  17. Jeff

    LIAR LIAR LIAR!!! YOU LIED ON YOUR JOB INTERVIEW SO YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE JOB!!! Nice try!

    March 25, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  18. Ally

    Liar Liar pants on fire :)

    March 25, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  19. Nando, Florida

    no she LIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What do you expect from a Clinton?????

    March 25, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  20. kenney

    all she does is lie to the people and they fall for it. hillary support wake up and smell the Obama.

    March 25, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  21. vicki $$$$$$$$

    Why can't you just say the words *******she was lying*********** ***************************

    March 25, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  22. Bob Stephens

    I think Clintons 35 years of experience is about as honest as this make believe story that she hatched up for the election. She and Bill are a match made in "heaven". " I did not have sex with that women"............. What is amazing is that there are so many people in Pennsylvania that are buying her BS stories and going to vote for her in the primary.

    March 25, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  23. Florida

    Look at a youtube video Obama goes to Africa He went there to a crown of Muslims.

    March 25, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  24. Stephen

    ...hey, seemed like a good lie at the time. oops. you mean there's video footage that unquestioningly makes my statement a lie. oh yeah... i "mispoke" sorry.

    March 25, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  25. Jordan

    Here it is... the beginning of the Clinton damage control! Hillary will have a lot more explaining to do after people scrutinize her first-lady experience claims!

    March 25, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
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