Thursday, March 27, 2008

She's 'Plane Nuts': Pilot Trashes Pantsuit

Congenital liar

Lies have consequences. Not that Mrs. Clinton ever stopped for a moment to think about that. Now that she's finally been exposed as the congenital liar William Safire told us about 12 years ago, the futile attempts at damage control are underway.

None of the spin will get her out of this mess.

The pilot of the plane that brought her to Bosnia speaks out about her tall tales of evading sniper fire.
The pilot who flew Hillary Rodham Clinton into Bosnia shot down her fairy tale of facing sniper fire during her visit there as first lady in 1996 - saying the trip was so safe that "not only were there no bullets flying around, there wasn't a bumble bee flying around."

Col. William "Goose" Changose said in a radio interview that he was surprised by Clinton's story and obliterated it.

Clinton had said the military plane used an "evasive maneuver" to escape detection, that there was no greeting ceremony on the tarmac in Tuzla, and that the visitors were told to run to cars for cover.

"Yeah, so, no evasive maneuver. OK?" Changose said on the Rusty Humphries radio show.

"I gotta tell ya, I will give it to the commander of Air Base Eagle. He had that place - you know, not only were there no bullets flying around, there wasn't a bumble bee flying around," Changose said.
Changose isn't the only one fuming about the serial fabricator.
One of the Marines' most-accomplished snipers took dead aim yesterday at Hillary Rodham Clinton's claims of facing fire in Bosnia, saying she has dissed the real heroes.

"She doesn't care about our service members - that's the feeling that gives me," said retired Staff Sgt. Jack Coughlin, a 20-year Marine sniper who detailed his real-life drama in the powerful 2006 book, "Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper."

"This is not a verbal snafu. She is using us," he told The Post.

Coughlin, who once recorded 13 enemy "kills" in a single day during the Iraq war, said Clinton committed "the ultimate sin" by trumping up a frightening scenario for political gain.

"She puts it out there so she can say she's been tested under fire - especially in the smug way she was talking about it," Coughlin said, referring to Clinton's account of running across a military tarmac in Tuzla, Bosnia, while under sniper attack.

Clinton has said this week that she misspoke.

"So I made a mistake," she told reporters Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where she was campaigning before the state's April 22 primary.

But Coughlin's not buying it.

"She tried to punch her ticket in the 'warrior club,' like, 'I've been there, done that, and I've got the T-shirt,' " Coughlin said. "If you do it for political gain - that's where you cross the line."

Looks like her congenital lying has finally caught up with her.
You know it's bad when Bill Clinton is the honest one.

Shrouded in what history will remember as her Blarney Scarf, Hillary Clinton regaled reporters for the umpteenth time last week with her fairy tale about a heroic landing through a hail of sniper fire 10 years ago to bring peace to Bosnia.

This is no simple exaggeration, embellishment or fuzzy memory about details from long ago. Nor is this just a little padding of the résumé. This is pure, calculated fabrication.

Lies, all of it.
Rich Lowry drops the hammer.
Anyone reading between the lines would know her proverbial 3 a.m. calls had to do with the fallout from her husband's perjurous denials of his dalliance with a White House intern.

She needed something more - hence her laughable exaggerations about helping bring peace to North Ireland, negotiating a way way out of Kosovo for refugees and running under sniper fire in Tuzla.

Those claims could all be rebutted in print, and had been. But it took video of her - with no helmet or flak jacket - smiling and greeting a 8-year-old girl on the tarmac to destroy her story in an instant.

The CBS footage is the blue dress of the Hillary campaign, the lock-down evidence that can't be spun away.
Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link. Much more over there.

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