March 25th, 2008
02:26 PM ET
7 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. Bob

    Gee and I thought she had a ton of experience! Oh wait that's right she has experience at misleading people for her own purposes.

    Looks like more resume padding to me...

    Go OBAMA 08

    March 25, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  2. QuasiMondo

    Geez, next thing you know she'll be talking about how she personally cleaned up Harlem after Bill set up shop on 125th st.

    March 25, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Adam in Indy

    Do you mean misspoke as in "He (rev. wright) never used deragorty speech when I attend his services"

    March 25, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. SR(Queens, NY)

    She Misspoke??? She flat out LIED, TRUTHFULLY, and KNOWINGLY! This adds to why she should not be President!

    Let's see if CNN pundits jump on this the same way they would if it were Obama!

    BARACK OBAMA '08

    March 25, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  5. Bill, Sacramento

    Mis-spoke!! That could be the difference between pushing the button and not pushing the button.

    "I meant DON'T push the button – I just mis-spoke"

    Ooops!!!!!

    March 25, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  6. Ray, Atlanta Ga

    Hillary Clinton is a joke and a liar, I do not see any bulletproof clothing on either. Another lie, I do not believe anything she says.

    March 25, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  7. Urbandale

    Minor blip?
    That kind of minor blip caused US 4000 dead in Iraq. Think about it.

    March 25, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  8. vicki

    Or you could say **** SHE WAS LYING******

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

    Now this is a situation in which she could really use Bill's advice... how to deflect criticism when caught in a situation in which you "misspoke" and misrepresented the truth. Shameless.

    March 25, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  10. dm from PGH

    Wow Hillary. That's sad. She says she has all this foreign policy experience and one of the examples she gives is a lie. She did not "misspeak", she LIED. It seems like another example that shows Clinton will do anything, including trying to deceive the voters by distorting what is true, to win the election. The scariest thing is that if this video had never surfaced, she would have acted as if her story was 100% accurate, knowing that it was completely exaggerated.

    March 25, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  11. What!!

    NOT HILLARY- SHE SUPPOSE TO BE PERFECT-THAT'S WHAT HER SUPPORTERS BELIEVE.

    March 25, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  12. Marguerite Nash

    I think that was a pretty big "misspoken." If she can continue to repeat her claims like she has so many times, how can she be trusted to run the White House? Seems to me Bush has basically said the same things many times????

    And why do the Clintons keep bringing McCain's name up so often and praising her so much???? Are they voting for McCain????

    March 25, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  13. Cliff

    Hillary – loose with the truth.

    March 25, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  14. Casey from Canada

    Yeah.. Misspoke. So, we should take her at her word and continue to torment Obama for someone else word.

    Her words, Florida and Michigan counts for nothing and later it is Obama's fault. Just words?

    Fair is Fair. Or Did I forget American have forgotten that.

    March 25, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  15. Abbey

    Hmmm...I'm pretty sure that was a big ol' lie! Paint it any color you want, but a lie is a lie.

    The sadness about this is that she doesn't have to lie about something like this-why isn't she pointing out the truthfulness of her record rather than make a dumb mistake like this.

    I'm not a Clinton fan, but this is beyond dumb. The american people think your UNTRUSTWORTHY-this doesn't help your cause Hillary.

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

    Hillary – will say anything to get elected.

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

    isn't obama in st,thomas on the beach, maybe visiting with rev,Wright who is in st,croix, funny they are both in the virgin islands at the same time. Whats going on here?

    March 25, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  18. Arnold, WV

    Misspoke?Just like her husband misspoke when he said "I did not have sexual relations with that woman'.George Washington said "I cannot misspeak,I chopped down the cherry tree.Barry Bonds misspoke about not using steroids.This adds a whole new light to things.Misspoke ,yea right.

    March 25, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  19. Cate

    Jessica Simpson has been to Iraq several times to perform for the troops. I've even seen pictures of her in combat gear getting out of helicopters. So that counts as "foreign policy experience", too? HRC didn't "misspeak", she lied. You don't misspeak if you are reading from a prepared statement.

    March 25, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  20. John Kay

    Misspoke????? Do I hear her appologise too? Sorry seems to be the hardest word for her. Hahahahahah.

    March 25, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  21. David

    I saw the 2 videos. I wonder how can any body trust this lady again. Big liar...
    Now I understand how she continue to live with Bill after his Monica scandal and lying about it...

    March 25, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  22. Lucy

    LOL......Hillarious! Literally

    That's one bad lie.

    March 25, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  23. RobinLC

    Who cares. Obama is attempting to draw off fire from his own trouble with a racist anti-american ranting preacher and his wife that from her own words seems to agree. His campaign is worried and they should be.

    March 25, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  24. Mark Webb

    Her whole life is a lie!!! Or a misspeech if you prefer.

    March 25, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  25. Brattleboro, VT

    Misspoke!??
    Bizare!

    The truth is coming out; just wait and see!

    March 25, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
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