Photos from the Hillary/Sinbad/Sheryl Crow sniper-ducking Bosnia mission

If you're following this hilarious campaign flap...here are some photos to go along w/the words. If you missed the flap, here's your remedial reading:

Meredith Vieira plays the Sinbad card

Newsday: Hillary says she risked life on White House trips (Excerpt)

"On Saturday night in Dubuque [Hillary argued] she risked her life on White House missions in the 1990s, including a hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a "corkscrew" landing and a sprint off the tarmac to dodge snipers.

"I don't remember anyone offering me tea," she quipped.

The Newsday reporter offers this classic comedy retort:

"It turns out that Clinton wasn't quite flying solo into harm's way that day. She was, in fact, leading a goodwill entourage that included baggy-pants funnyman Sinbad, singer Sheryl Crow and Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, then 15, according to an account of the March 1995 (sic -it was 1996) trip in her autobiography 'Living History.'"

Sinbad accompanied Clinton for "comic relief" according to his bio, but now we see his talents weren't needed.

(In the Vieira video, Hillary says she was the "first high-profile American to go into Bosnia after the Dayton Peace Accords [were signed.]." I guess true, if you don't count former Defense Secretary William Perry [January, 3, 1996] or that other guy, President Bill Clinton [January 13, 1996]...)

The captions for all photos are from AP. (scroll down.)

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted upon her arrival at the Tuzla Air Base by an American officer Monday March 25, 1996. Mrs Clinton is on a one day visit to the US troops stationed in Bosnia. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj)

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