Bubba explains why Obama is the better candidate

by lestro

In defending his wife’s lies about her experiences in Bosnia, Bill Clinton this week not only perpetuated new lies and added a few more half-truths and all-out falsehoods, but also, amazingly, gave the A-No. 1 reason for not electing his wife.

But first, the lies:

“But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in 1995.”

First, it is not a “misstatement,” because the Bosnia lie came from prepared remarks.

Second, the “late at night” characterization of the Bosnia lie is incorrect, because the most famous version of the Bosnia lie was told by Hillary in the morning.

However, it is possible that the Bosnia lie was repeated at some point late at night, because it was the third or fourth time she’d told it.

Bill, you’re not helping. And even worse, you are hurting your own legacy by doing everything the opposition ever said about you and your wife, like saying anything to get elected.

But what is even more amazing is that Clinton’s explanation of why she “misspoke” late at night (even though she really “misread” in the morning during an event she scheduled) highlights the exact reason one should not vote for Hillary (or McCain):

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It all makes sense now

by loadz

You know, I just knew there had to be an explanation to the whole “Bosnia Mis-Understanding.” Hilary obviously had other things on her mind.

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This courtesy of Superdeluxe.com.

Hillary Clinton has no shame

by lestro

So apparently Hillary Clinton “misspoke” about the whole running-from-snipers thing in Bosnia. Which I suppose is Clintonspeak for “lied through her ass”:

https://i1.wp.com/www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/03/20/PH2008032002697.jpgDuring a speech last Monday, she said of the trip: “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.”

According to an AP story at the time, Clinton was placed under no extraordinary risks on that trip. And one of her companions on it, comedian Sinbad, told The Washington Post he has no recollection either of the threat or reality of gunfire.

But wait, there’s more. The statements she made last week also contradict what she said in her book:

Clinton wrote: “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 in any safe spot they could find.”

So, caught in this obvious lie, the Clinton campaign did what they do best and tried to obfuscate and distract:

“That is what she wrote in her book,” Wolfson said. “That is what she has said many, many times and on one occasion she misspoke.”

yeah, just this once.

except it wasn’t.

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welcome to the future

by twit

From MSNBC on Feb 22 2008:

… Serbia said it regretted what it called acts of isolated vandals who did not represent a nation which, while bitter at Kosovo’s declaration of independence on Sunday, did not want further violence.

In the context of an MSNBC report on Feb 21 2008, ‘isolated vandals’ sounds like a bit of an understatement.

Masked men broke into the U.S. compound in Belgrade, which has been closed this week, and tried to throw furniture from an office. They set fire to the office and flames shot up the side of the building.

… For several days, Kosovo’s Serbs have shown their anger by destroying U.N. and NATO property, setting off small bombs and staging noisy rallies.

… On Thursday, the neighboring Croatian Embassy also was targeted by the same group of protesters at the U.S. Embassy, and smaller groups attacked police posts outside the Turkish and British embassies in another part of the city but were beaten back.

… Groups also broke into a McDonald’s restaurant and demolished the interior. A number of other shops were also ransacked and people were seen carrying off running shoes, track suits and other sporting goods from a department store.

… Hundreds of Serbs have launched attacks on border outposts, prompting NATO to reinforce the northern Serb-dominated part of Kosovo and take control of the borders.

Serbia — and Kosovo’s Serbs, who make up less than 10 percent of Kosovo’s population — refuse to give up Kosovo, a territory considered the ancient cradle of Serbs’ state and religion.

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