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Monday, October 19, 2009

Hillary Clinton suffers ‘mis-speaking’ relapse with Belfast bomb claims (OOPS!)

What is so hard about the Obama Secretary of State being able to keep her stories straight? We have to wonder what she is telling foreign dignataries she meets if she cannot keep simple stories straight. What is her staff doing to provide background? Must not have learned how to do research on the Internet because it is not that difficult to do a little research.

Now we wonder about the stories we have heard from the Clintons over the years including all of her not remembering and finding things like the Rose Law Firm Records or her husband being present at all those church bombings that didn't happen during that time period. How do we know when she is telling the truth after this latest? Maybe that is the strategy to keep everyone guessing about both of their game plans -- continue to lie so you don't know what is fact or fiction.

19 October 2009

Hillary Clinton suffers ‘mis-speaking’ relapse with Belfast bomb claims
David Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent

Hillary Clinton has been caught out “mis-speaking” again in a manner that suggests that she hasn’t learnt from past experiences of her globe-trotting, “lily-gilding” speeches.

The US Secretary of State was exposed during her battle with Barack Obama to become the Democratic presidential nominee over her claims to have landed in Bosnia under sniper fire.

She was even described as “a wee bit silly” for claiming greater credit than was her due for the Irish peace process, having made several visits to Northern Ireland as First Lady.

She was back in Belfast last week, giving a gentle push to politicians dragging their heels over a final piece in the peace process jigsaw.

But according to the Sunday Life newspaper, during a speech she made to the Stormont parliament she said that Belfast’s landmark Europa Hotel was devastated by an explosion when she first stayed there in 1995.
The Europa, where most journalists covering the decades-long conflict stayed, was famed as Europe’s most bombed hotel, earning the moniker “the Hardboard Hotel”.

However, the last Provisional IRA bomb to damage the Europa was detonated in 1993, two years before President Clinton and his wife checked in for the night.

The last time the Europa underwent renovations because of bomb blast damage was in January 1994, 22 months before the presidential entourage booked 110 rooms at the hotel.

Mrs Clinton told assembled politicians at Stormont: “When Bill and I first came to Belfast we stayed at the Europa Hotel ... even though then there were sections boarded up because of damage from bombs.”

Excerpt: For Full Article See UK Times

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