A reader writes:
Howard Wolfson was on MSNBC this morning and, based upon his response to the incredibly tepid questioning he received on this matter, you shouldn't be giving the Clintons "the benefit of the doubt" on it. Wolfson, in a stunning illustration of the cliche of "the pot calling the kettle black," attempted to put the issue "in context" by complaining that since Obama's "stinging defeats" in Texas and Ohio, his campaign has done nothing "question Clinton's character" over whether "she could be Commander in Chief". He then pulled out a handful of old press clippings (including one from the White House press office) to prove that Clinton had flown into a "war zone", and that she had been "protected by a machine gun" emplacement. He said nothing (and he wasn't challenged by the zombie like anchors) about Hillary's claim that she was "under sniper fire", had to nix a welcoming ceremony, and "run" to her car under fire!
Just for the record - her recent speech:
"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."
And from her own book:
"Due to reports of snipers in the hills around the airstrip, we were forced to cut short an event on the tarmac with local children, though we did have time to meet them and their teachers and to learn how hard they had worked during the war to continue classes..."
The video of her arrival in Tuzla. No sniper fire. No running with heads down. A clear greeting ceremony with the acting Bosnian president. Chelsea is also walking, smiling, easily walking toward the entourage. Last week: "There was no greeting ceremony, and basically we were told to run to our cars." Whan asked about Sinbad's recollection that the only thing he was scared of was the food, Clinton said," Well, he's a comedian." He's not the only one.