Scranton, PA – Hillary Clinton said at a town hall meeting today that she is better equipped than rival Barack Obama to lead the country, in part because of her experience as a fighter pilot who participated in the NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb military targets in 1995. The operation, dubbed Operation Deliberate Force, occurred while Mrs. Clinton was simultaneously serving as first lady of the United States.
“When the United States and NATO were forced to make missile strikes against the Bosnian Serb Army in 1995, who do you think was in one of those sorties, letting loose those laser-guided missiles?” Clinton asked the crowd. “That’s right. This lady right here,” she answered, pointing to herself. “And it was a little touch-and-go there for a bit, but I made it back safe and sound, and ready to negotiate peace in Northern Ireland.”
Many were surprised to learn of Clinton’s participation in the air strikes and her abilities as a fighter pilot. “I didn’t know she did that,” said Tom Winters, who was in attendance at the town hall meeting. “That’s incredible. Here I thought she was just, you know, doing the first lady thing, greeting diplomats and hosting lunches and whatnot. And here she’s eviscerating the enemy. It’s definitely made me think differently about her.”
The Senator went on to say that her military experience didn’t stop with Operation Deliberate Force. “When the Cole was attacked, who do you think the president sent in to Afghanistan to unleash some justice on Osama bin Laden?” she asked the crowd once more. “That’s correct. This lady. Now, you may not have heard about that. Publicly, we couldn’t say much at that time, but rest assured that capable people were sent in to mete out some American style justice. And let me tell you, these hands meted out their fair share. They meted out their fair share, and then some.”