She said when she arrived in Bosnia on March 25, 1996, “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.”
But news video footage of her arrival at Tuzla shows Clinton, then the first lady, calmly walking from the rear ramp of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane with her daughter, Chelsea, then 16, at her side. Both Clintons held their heads up and did not appear rushed as they walked toward the group waiting on the tarmac to welcome them.
She then said in a later interview that she “misspoke” and that since she says so much stuff a day it’s a totally innocent mistake. My problem with that is that it’s not an innocent mistake, because running from sniper fire is something that you would quite clearly remember.
In the context in which Hillary is using the phrase, “misspeak” would mean “To speak mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly“; on the other hand the word “lie” would mean “to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive” or “to create a false or misleading impression“.
Since Hillary was using her “memory” of running from sniper fire in Bosnia to establish her chops as Commander-in-Chief that it really would fall into the “lie” category, specifically definition number two, the whole “false or misleading impression”. Ask anyone who has ever been shot at, and they’ll tell you that it’s not really something you forget about misspeak about later in life. It stays with you.
I guess I’m kind of shocked at the audacity of this particular lie; I mean did she not think that there was video of her arrival in Bosnia which showed that she never ran from snipers?