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Hillary Is Still Lying About Knowing Bhutto

From an adoring Washington Post:

U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton with her daughter Chelsea, left, and Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, holding hands with her son Bilawal and daughter Bakhtawar, take a stroll in this March 26, 1995 file photo, in the garden of the prime minister’s residence, in Islamabad.

Clinton, Obama Seize on Killing

Reactions Illustrate Their Key Differences

By Anne E. Kornblut and Shailagh Murray
Friday, December 28, 2007; A01

DES MOINES, Dec. 27 — News of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination came just hours before Sen. Barack Obama delivered what his campaign had billed as the “closing argument” in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, forcing his campaign to scramble to incorporate the Pakistani opposition leader into his message of change.

For his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Bhutto’s death helped underscore the line she has been driving home for months — about who is best suited to lead the nation at a time of international peril. In her comments Thursday, Clinton described Bhutto in terms Obama (D-Ill.) could not: as a fellow mother, a pioneering woman following in a man’s footsteps, and a longtime peer on the world stage.

The differing reactions of Clinton and Obama to the assassination crystallized the debate between the two just a week before Iowans will decide the first contest in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

While aides said Clinton was anxious not to appear to be politicizing Bhutto’s death, they nonetheless saw it as a potential turning point in the race with Obama and former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.).

“I have known Benazir Bhutto for more than 12 years; she’s someone whom I was honored to visit as first lady when she was prime minister,” Clinton said at a campaign event in a firehouse in western Iowa. “Certainly on a personal level, for those of us who knew her, who were impressed by her commitment, her dedication, her willingness to pick up the mantle of her father, who was also assassinated, it is a terrible, terrible tragedy,” she said…

At her first event of the day, in Lawton, Clinton delivered straightforward comments on the events in Pakistan. Several hours later, she grew more personal, recalling Bhutto as an acquaintance

Not to beat a dead horse, but according to Hillary’s own (ghostwritten) autobiography she met Ms. Bhutto only once, at a formal luncheon in 1995, when she and Chelsea were touring the sub-continent. (The historic Yoevent was immortalized in the photo above.)

Mrs. Clinton’s only other brush with Ms. Bhutto was years earlier in 1989 when Hillary and Chelsea were touring London and happened to see her get out of a car. But back then the Clintons were still nobodies, and so they had no interaction with Ms. Bhutto at all.

But these minor details won’t stop Mrs. Clinton from lying about her late great dear friend.

Allah forbid that she would ever try to politicize her death or try to use it to her advantage.

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