Hillary's excellent Belfast adventure

Rick Moran
More "mis-speaking" by our Secretary of State, this time on bomb damage to a hotel at which she and Bill stayed in 1995 - even though that simply wasn't possible.

You may recall Hillary's Excellent Bosnia Adventure where she dodged sniper fire on a visit there. Video showing her calmly walking around after getting off the plane sort of made her out to be a liar. When her lies were exposed, she simply said she mis-spoke about the incident.

Get a load of the explanation she has for this whopper, as reported in the TimesOnline by David Sharrock:

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."

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A spokesman for Mrs Clinton said that she had simply been trying to express a sincere "perception" of a Belfast in darker days.
The spokesman told a Belfast newspaper: "We are not talking about the same thing [as ‘mis-speaking' about Bosnia]. Secretary Clinton was simply contrasting."

Is that "contrasting" the truth with fiction? When it comes to Hillary's excellent adventures, anything is posible.





More "mis-speaking" by our Secretary of State, this time on bomb damage to a hotel at which she and Bill stayed in 1995 - even though that simply wasn't possible.

You may recall Hillary's Excellent Bosnia Adventure where she dodged sniper fire on a visit there. Video showing her calmly walking around after getting off the plane sort of made her out to be a liar. When her lies were exposed, she simply said she mis-spoke about the incident.

Get a load of the explanation she has for this whopper, as reported in the TimesOnline by David Sharrock:

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."

[...]

A spokesman for Mrs Clinton said that she had simply been trying to express a sincere "perception" of a Belfast in darker days.

The spokesman told a Belfast newspaper: "We are not talking about the same thing [as ‘mis-speaking' about Bosnia]. Secretary Clinton was simply contrasting."

Is that "contrasting" the truth with fiction? When it comes to Hillary's excellent adventures, anything is posible.