She was, in fact, leading a goodwill entourage that included baggy-pants funnyman Sinbad, singer Sheryl Crow and Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, then 15, according to an account of the March 1995 trip in her autobiography "Living History."As the plane approached the runway, the pilot ordered the Clintons into the armored front of the plane, Clinton writes.
Except things did not happen that way if the reporter got this story right and the book did say 1995.
First it was March 1996 that the First Lady and her daughter Chelsea visited Tuzla as Balkan Watch shows. Johnathan Sabin posted on his blog of being at Camp Eagle when First Lady Clinton flew in on a C-17 and this info is posted as part of the Captain's Quarters post. What set off an amber alarm light on my mental instrument panel was remembering the death of Secretary Ron Brown and 35 others aboard a military 737, T-43, at Dubrovnik on 3 April 1996; a T-43 that had previously carried the First Lady and Chelsea on their tour of the area along with Secretaries Christopher and Perry on other trips.
And second 'the armored front of the plane' sure does sound dramatic and dangerous. If we can not believe the trip was in 1995 and Sabin was at Camp Eagle and he says there was no snipers or a corkscrew approach, then we can not trust this statement either. Corkscrew sounds pretty serious until one thinks on it, to corkscrew is to spiral down. Now if she had something like they used a combat approach I might have believed her since its something C-17 crews use in hazardous areas. Of course in a combat approach, the poor First Lady would have to be belted in least she float to the top of the C-17 since the descent is so steep. More phony drama from the Clintons in a pathetic attempt to build up her resume to be President.
Finally, if this was such a hot LZ why did First Lady Clinton bring her teenage daughter on the jaunt. Chelsea should have been left in Germany for her safety then or not brought along at all.
I will give one final thought on this whole kerfluffle about courage and experience. I am looking at the Balkan Watch report again and I notice UN Ambassador Madeline Albright had to dodge stone throwing civilians and Croatian-Serb police did not intervene in Vukovar. That makes Albright far more Presidential than Hillary is if we use Hillary's tautology.