Clinton Says She Was Wrong To Claim She'd Come Under Hostile Fire

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Undated (AP) Hillary Clinton says she made a mistake in claiming to have come under hostile fire in Bosnia as first lady.

And while talking with reporters in Pennsylvania, she also said she'd leave the church if her pastor had talked about America the way Barack Obama's former minister did.

Clinton's comments about Obama mark a shift in her handling of the controversy over fiery words from the Reverend Jeremiah Wright after nine-eleven. She'd generally avoided it.

An Obama spokesman says its a transparent effort to distract attention from her exaggerated account of the Bosnia visit.

In several recent interviews, the New York senator had described a harrowing scene in Bosnia in which she and her daughter, Chelsea, had to run for cover as soon as they landed for a visit in 1996. But video footage of the day showed a peaceful reception in which Clinton greeted a young child on the tarmac.

Clinton says it shows she's human.

An Obama spokesman says its a transparent effort to distract attention from her exaggerated account of the Bosnia visit.


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