Saturday, March 29, 2008

Being Shot At

Hillary has justifiably received ridicule for her tall tale about being under sniper fire in Bosnia. As a retired military man I am outraged that she would try to further her own interests with such a blatant lie. Her claim was insulting to every military man who has actually faced hostile fire.

I did my time in Vietnam and had a few rockets fired in my general direction. But I don’t feel worthy of making a big deal out of it. I spent a year-and-a-half on aircraft carriers living beside brave men who flew, sometimes three times a day, into the strongest air defense system and most concentrated anti-aircraft fire in the annals of warfare.

I remember vividly one evening when the missions were over and we were all relaxing in the wardroom, watching a movie called “Young Winston”. It was the story of Winston Churchill who as a young journalist covered the Boer War in South Africa in 1899. He was captured by the other side, but escaped in a fusillade of bullets.

“There is nothing quite as exhilarating in life as being shot at to no effect”, he announced. The pilots and crewmen erupted in laughter and cheers..

Inoculate128 adds: Here's more on this subject from National Review editor Rich Lowry: Hillary's strange affliction.

Inoculate128 again: And now Paul Greenberg, the Editorial Page Editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who knows the Clintons as well as anyone, weighs in with False Memory: The Strange Case of H. Clinton.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly! In this respect, at least, the Hildebeast is even more contemptible than John Fraud Kerry.