Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton Lies About Bosnia Trip & her ties to Christian Fundamentalists

Obama is being attacked for whatever people in the Media can come up with from Fox News and Bill O'Reilly etc. and by those working for Hillary Clinton. Though she tries to distance herself from some of these attacks but why should we believe her. She is a political animal who will do whatever she needs to to get elected. So she is willing to play old style politics and is willing to throw as much mud as she can.

Hillary Clinton has even said or was it Mr. Clinton that she/ they have more respect and more in common with John McCain. But if she and John McCain have so much in common then why should voters favor her over McCain. The logic of this then dictates that it is a clearer choice between Obama and McCain . She would probably bomb more countries and manufacture as much fear among the electorate she can . With all these threats against America then she may be able to claim that she wouldn't have the time or resources to follow through on some of her campaign promises.

Video from YouTube

SNIPERGATE '08 - Can HRC survive being caught in a bald-faced lie?

Watch a news report from 1996 about HRC's trip to Bosnia and then see her speech from March 17, 2008 where she answers a question about the trip. So embarrassing!

and at Huffington Post and AlterNet & The Washington Post :

Footage from '96 Proves Hillary Lied About Bosnia Trip

by RJ Eskow, Huffington Post March 23, 2008.

Had Obama been caught in a lie of this magnitude, his campaign might well be over.

If you're Hillary Clinton and you've just been caught in a "whopper," the only thing to be grateful for is that it's Good Friday and people are distracted. How bad could this story be for her? When you tell the American public you faced gunfire, and it turns out all you really faced was a little girl with flowers -- well, that's as bad as it gets. When you dramatically say you made a journey that was too dangerous for the president, only to have it revealed that he made the same trip two months earlier -- and that your teenaged daughter was by your side -- that only makes it worse.

And from the Washington Post:

Washington Post,Candidate Watch/Hillary's Balkan Adventures, Part II/The Fact Checker by Michael Dobbs

"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."
--Hillary Clinton, speech at George Washington University, March 17, 2008.

Hillary Clinton has been regaling supporters on the campaign trail with hair-raising tales of a trip she made to Bosnia in March 1996. In her retelling, she was sent to places that her husband, President Clinton, could not go because they were "too dangerous." When her account was challenged by one of her traveling companions, the comedian Sinbad, she upped the ante and injected even more drama into the story. In a speech earlier this week, she talked about "landing under sniper fire" and running for safety with "our heads down."

There are numerous problems with Clinton's version of events.
The Facts

As a reporter who visited Bosnia soon after the December 1995 Dayton Peace agreement, I can attest that the physical risks were minimal during this period, particularly at a heavily fortified U.S. Air Force base, such as Tuzla. Contrary to the claims of Hillary Clinton and former Army secretary Togo West, Bosnia was not "too dangerous" a place for President Clinton to visit in early 1996. In fact, the first Clinton to visit the Tuzla Air Force base was not Hillary, but Bill, on January 13, 1996.

Had Hillary Clinton's plane come "under sniper fire" in March 1996, we would certainly have heard about it long before now. Numerous reporters, including the Washington Post's John Pomfret, covered her trip. A review of nearly 100 news accounts of her visit shows that not a single newspaper or television station reported any security threat to the First Lady. "As a former AP wire service hack, I can safely say that it would have been in my lead had anything like that happened," said Pomfret.

And it was rated:

The Pinocchio Test

Clinton's tale of landing at Tuzla airport "under sniper fire" and then running for cover is simply not credible. Photographs and video of the arrival ceremony, combined with contemporaneous news reports, tell a very different story. Four Pinocchios.

As for Obama and his embarrassing preacher Hillary has her own ties to extremist Christian Evangelicals . But the individuals and groups she is connected to are a lot more powerful and influential who promote a world view which can worsen foreign relations policies . But these groups may also have social policies which would influence Hillary's

and add to this Hillary Clinton's Questionable Ties with Christian Fundamentalists Extremists while everyone

Hillary's Ties to Religious Fundamentalists /AlterNet.org/

By Barbara Ehrenreich, Barbaraehrenreich.com. March 20, 2008.

When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, Hillary Clinton is a lot more vulnerable than Barack Obama.

There's a reason why Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, she's a lot more vulnerable than Obama.

You can find all about it in a widely under-read article in the September 2007 issue of Mother Jones, in which Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet reported that "through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the "Fellowship," aka the Family. But it won't be a secret much longer. Jeff Sharlet's shocking exposé, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power will be published in May.

Sean Hannity has called Obama's church a "cult," but that term applies far more aptly to Clinton's "Family," which is organized into "cells" -- their term -- and operates sex-segregated group homes for young people in northern Virginia. In 2002, writer Jeff Sharlet joined the Family's home for young men, foreswearing sex, drugs and alcohol, and participating in endless discussions of Jesus and power. He wasn't undercover; he used his own name and admitted to being a writer. But he wasn't completely out of danger either. When he went outdoors one night to make a cell phone call, he was followed. He still gets calls from Family associates asking him to meet them in diners -- alone.

The Family's most visible activity is its blandly innocuous National Prayer Breakfast, held every February in Washington. But almost all its real work goes on behind the scenes -- knitting together international networks of right-wing leaders, most of them ostensibly Christian.


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