I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia. … There was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn’t go, so send the First Lady.
Of all the laughable claims Hillary Clinton has made during the Democratic nomination process, that one may be the laughable-est.
Here’s a nice summary of a story that’s been widely reported now.
In a sense, it’s a big so-what — Clinton’s memory of a 1996 event is faulty. To err is human.
But then again, it is a big deal because this is one of Clinton’s core arguments against the Obama candidacy.
Sure, Obama is more inspiring than Clinton is. Sure, he opposed the Iraq war and she voted to authorize it. Sure, he has greater appeal among independent voters and crossover Republicans. But what really counts is, Clinton has more foreign policy experience than Obama.
Wait — we have alternative footage, via Andrew Sullivan.