Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Htichens on Hillary and Her Lying Habit

Writing at Slate.com, Christopher Hitchens makes the case for why Hillary Clinton's penchant for lying should disqualify her from the presidency. In this particular instance he cites her claim about landing under fire in Tuzla, Bosnia in 1996:
"...........it would be quite impossible to imagine that one had undergone that experience at the airport if one actually had not. Yet Sen. Clinton, given repeated chances to modify her absurd claim to have operated under fire while in the company of her then-16-year-old daughter and a USO entertainment troupe, kept up a stone-faced and self-loving insistence that, yes, she had exposed herself to sniper fire in the cause of gaining moral credit and, perhaps to be banked for the future, national-security "experience." This must mean either a) that she lies without conscience or reflection; or b) that she is subject to fantasies of an illusory past; or c) both of the above. Any of the foregoing would constitute a disqualification for the presidency of the United States."
The sheer brazenness never ceases to amaze me. Read the whole thing.
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