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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  1. Odi

    By "misspoke" do you mean she lied about her foreign policy experience? I guess that Iraq vote was a minor blunder to.

    Obama 08'

    March 25, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  2. Vocie of Reason

    " Misspoke" call it what it is....A Lie....She is not trust worth....She will do and say anything to win! I don't trust anything she says!

    March 25, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  3. Shelagh

    A 'Minor blip" or an outright lie???
    If Hilary doesn't know the difference between these two things, that's scary! And if she does, that's even scarier!

    March 25, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. YLR

    Everything that is questionable or negative, she considers "minor". Let another candidate say a lie like that and she will run it into the ground and ride it 'til the wheels fall off...

    She makes me sick.

    March 25, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. Andy

    Misspoke? Is that the same as lie?

    March 25, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. Ravi

    Or just plain lied. . . at least twice in an attempt to boost her non-existant foreign policy experience.

    March 25, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. Helene

    What else is new ? Next thing we'll know is that she is also fighting in Iraq on her spare time ? Enough lies and deception, Clinton !

    March 25, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  8. Claire, Austin, TX

    This is the real question though. Is her campaign this dumb or do they think we are? Both are scary..

    March 25, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. Joe

    Clinton misspoked about something that took place years ago but Obama LIED about not being in the church during those hateful anti-American sermons and there's no talk about it. Unbelievable!

    March 25, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  10. John, Fairfax, VA

    It is unbelieveable that Obama on vacation got 200 mostly stupid comments, and as it appears right now, this gets little attention. People go on vacation to make time for what matters in lie people: family. Obama isn't dodging anything by being on vacation. Just like Hillary isn't dodging any bullets in the footage. LOL!

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  11. fred

    Go Hillary!!!

    Obama has misspoken how many time???

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  12. Spirit of America

    She is obviously way ahead of her time. The sniper fire she had in mind then is the stuff coming at her hard and heavy from the Obama camp now. About time we had a visionary for president.

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  13. Barb

    Can't trust anything she says!!! We surely don't want to trust her with a RED PHONE moment, she may mispeak!!!

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  14. Martin, Santa Monica

    she will do and say anything to get elected ...

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  15. Jennifer

    One other comment....

    If this was OBAMA that mispoke, the media would be tearing him to shreads. It's about time that the media calls Hillary on her lies.

    Good job CNN.

    March 25, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. Nikki from reality

    We call this a bold faced lie where I come from.

    March 25, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  17. Kevin, Louisville, Ky

    Well ...well ..well...spinning the story? I Still believe she has 35 yrs of experience in ............lying ;)

    March 25, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  18. C Watson

    Hillary also “misspoke” about her vote for the Iraq war, about her support for NAFTA, about Macedonia, about Ireland, about CHIP, about claims that guardsmen and reservists didn't have health insurance before she went to work, etc, etc.

    One can only hope her supporters “misvote” to reward her.

    March 25, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  19. Jim in FL

    We used to call it "LYING".

    March 25, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  20. kris

    HILLARY CLINTON IS A PROFESSIONAL LIAR!!!!!!!...THIS IS NOT NEWS

    March 25, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  21. Debbie

    I'm sure they'll find she "misspoke" on all of her "experience" issues.

    March 25, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  22. Heather

    Yup – nailed for the liar she really is!

    March 25, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  23. Mo

    Nonesense, how could someone forget if they came under fire or not?!!
    Sort of like saying: The doctors removed a golf ball size tumer from my head. Sorry, I misspoke, they were thinking about it.

    March 25, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  24. pbj

    "Misspoke" as in "said something that was not true"? Don't we call that a "lie"? Gee, what a surprise, coming from someone married to the guy who "misspoke" about having had sex with that woman.

    Way to kill two birds with one stone, Hillary: refuted your claim to foreign policy experience AND confirmed your propensity to do anything, including lying, to win.

    March 25, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  25. Lisa in TN

    "We arrived in the afternoon..." when really it was morning, I think would be an example of 'mis-speaking.'

    "Under sniper fire, we ran for cover..." when really you participated in a friendly meet and greet (with small children even!) is a calculated lie.

    It would be an alarming example of dishonesty if it wasn't so sad.

    March 25, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
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