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Bosnia Remark Causing Controversy In Clinton Camp

March 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton hopes her time on the campaign trail Tuesday, will put a stop to the controversy over her remark about her 1996 trip to war-torn Bosnia.

Last week, Clinton said her plane had landed under sniper fire, but now the former first lady acknowledges, that was a mis-statement.

"This has been a very long campaign so, occasionally, I am a human being like everybody else. Last week for the first time in 12 or so years, i misspoke," said Clinton.

CBS News accompanied Mrs. Clinton on that trip to Bosnia. Their videotape shows Clinton greeting children at the airport, not ducking sniper fire.

Political analysts say this won't spell the end of Clinton's campaign, but it's a headache the New York Senator doesn't need.

"It's like a fish story where the fish grows every, every time you tell the story," said CBS News Politcal Analyst Jeff Greenfield.

Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation but his camp has been
challenging Clinton on her statement.

Later this week, Obama will launch a six day bus tour through Pennsylvania, where 188-delegates are up for grabs in the race for the White House. It appears Clinton has the edge there, but Obama supporters are holding voter registration drives in key parts of the state.

As the Democrats continue their battle for every vote, and every delegate, John McCain is putting 'his' focus on the economy. The presumptive GOP nominee says, he wants to look at 'any' proposal that could help address the foreclosure crisis.


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