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Hillary Clinton in Bosnia

By ThinkProgress on March 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm

"Hillary Clinton in Bosnia"

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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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