"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."
-- Hillary Clinton's now infamous "sniper fire" and oft previously repeated whopper. The claim was proven false when video news footage of her visit to Bosnia surfaced. No sniper fire, no running with her head down. Only children and meaningless officials present.
"There is no crisis to be dealt with or managed when you are first lady. You don't get that kind of experience by being married to a commander in chief."-- Obama adviser Susan Rice mocking Hillary Clinton's claim of foreign policy experience during the heated Democratic presidential primary last March.
"What exactly is this foreign policy experience?
-- Barack Obama, also during the bitter Democratic primary in March.
Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:00 AM
-- It wasn't too long ago that Barack Obama and his advisers were tripping over one another to tear down Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy credentials. She was dismissed as a commander in chief wanna-be who did little more than sip tea and make small talk with foreign leaders during her days as first lady. WASHINGTON
"What exactly is this foreign policy experience?" Obama said mockingly of the
senator. "Was she negotiating treaties? Was she handling crises? The answer is no." New York
That was in March, when
was Obama's sole remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton
is on track to become Obama's secretary of state. Clinton
And, unsurprisingly, the sniping at her foreign policy credentials is a thing of the past.
Obama adviser William Daley over the weekend said
would be "a tremendous addition to this administration. Tremendous." Clinton
Senior adviser David Axelrod called Clinton a "demonstrably able, tough, brilliant person."
Last spring, though, Clinton was targeted with a steady stream of criticism via conference call, e-mail and campaign-trail digs from the Obama camp, all aimed at shredding her self-portrait as an experienced and confident leader on the international stage. Some of those doing the sniping will be taking up key positions _ most likely along with
_ in the new Obama administration. Clinton
Liberal hypocrisy time and time again in full display as Clinton retreads and Obama rookies intermarry during the president-elect's redneck wedding transition. Talk about the worst of both worlds!