Hillary Clinton in Bosnia

The former First Lady described her 1996 trip to the base at Tuzla earlier this week in a speech:

I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia, and as Togo said, 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. That’s where we went. 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.

I don't recall that sniper incident, but I was only fifteen or so at the time, and now video has surfaced showing contemporary news coverage of the sniper attack on Clinton, and even capturing a portion of that harrowing dash -- including a moment when Clinton uses her body to shield a little girl from danger:



Impressive stuff, I urge everyone to watch the video and see for themselves.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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