Really, really doesn’t want to come clean about this one:
“Now let me tell you what I can remember, OK — because what I was told was that we had to land a certain way and move quickly because of the threat of sniper fire. So I misspoke — I didn’t say that in my book or other times but if I said something that made it seem as though there was actual fire — that’s not what I was told. I was told we had to land a certain way, we had to have our bulletproof stuff on because of the threat of sniper fire. I was also told that the greeting ceremony had been moved away from the tarmac but that there was this 8-year-old girl and I said well, I, I can’t, I can’t rush by her, I’ve got to at least greet her — so I greeted her, I took her stuff and then I left, Now that’s my memory of it.
That’s odd. The footage already shows her in no rush. Wonder who else was on the tarmac then:
According to Mrs. Clinton’s public schedule for March 25, 1996, she arrived in Tuzla at 8:55 a.m. and was greeted by the acting president of Bosnia, Ejup Ganic; the United States ambassador, John Menzies; two senior United States military officials; an 8-year-old girl, whose name was redacted from the schedule for privacy reasons; and a seventh-grade class that had been “adopted by Germany.”
That wasn’t some random 8 year-old girl standing on the tarmac interfering with the security plan for the First Lady and her only child. That was the head of state of the country she was visiting, the US ambassador to that country, the military guys in charge of making sure it remained a country…and an 8 year-old girl who folks thought would photograph better with the First Lady.
On the bright side, Clinton’s trips around the world have given her a wonderful personal friendship with a variety of important leaders. Such as:
Russian President Boris Yeltsin – dead
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto – assassinated
John Hume, leader of Northern Ireland Social Democratic and Labor Party and co-signer of the Good Friday peace agreement – retired.
David Trimble, head of Ulster Unionist Party and First Minister of Northern Ireland (co-signer of Good Froday agreement) – obscure member of British Conservative Party.
Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman – retired.
Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Ciller – retired.
Jordanian King Hussein – dead.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair – resigned.
South African President Nelson Mandela – retired.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin – retired.
Philippine President Fidel Ramos – retired.
Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao – dead.
Moroccan King Hassan – dead.
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic – dead.
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl – retired.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin – assassinated.
Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat – dead.
Saudi King Fahd – dead.
Indonesian President Suharto – dead.
French President Jacques Chirac – retired.
Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo – retired.
Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso – retired.
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien – retired.
Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating – retired.
Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto – dead.
Argentine President Carlos Menem – retired.