I have been trying to understand why an individual as bright as Senator Clinton must be, surrounded by all her high priced political consultants, could possibly engage in such easily exposed prevarication as is the case with the Bosnia “recollection”. After digesting the story the image that comes to mind is Martin Sheen holding up the baby in his character’s presidency-ending moment in the classic King adaptation The Dead Zone:
Imagine Hillary in Bosnia, shots fired, holding up the little girl or even her daughter. I think the better metaphor is that, like Martin Sheen’s character Stillson, this is the critical event that has ended her quest for the presidency…even if she doesn’t know it.
Christopher Hitchens has an excellent summary in Slate that is worth a read for the context and his typical acerbic pen: http://www.slate.com/id/2187780/pagenum/all/#page_start.