SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Among those shocked by Senator Hillary Clinton’s fictitious account of her 1996 visit to Bosnia is Emina Bicakcic, the young Bosnian girl who famously recited a poem to the former First Lady as she arrived in the war-torn country 12 years ago.
Bicakcic, now 20, told the NY Post in an interview that she was “surprised” to hear Senator Clinton’s description of the events that day, in which the presidential hopeful said she dodged snipers’ bullets upon her arrival in the country during her husband’s presidency.
A tape later released proved that Mrs. Clinton was not under sniper fire at any time during her visit, and Clinton has since admitted that she “misspoke.”
"I say a lot of things—millions of words a day—so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement," Clinton told the Philadelphia Daily News after those questioned her
When asked if she feared any outbreak of violence that day, Bicakcic said "no…I was just excited. I wanted to look [Clinton] in the eye and say, 'Thank you.' "