Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hillary, Afghanistan, Pakistan, 1998

I'm no Hillary Clinton fan, but I'm nonplussed that Atlantic blogger Marc Ambinder has mischaracterized her as referring to "her husband's failed strike at Pakistan in 1998," when in fact the strike was in Afghanistan and she didn't say Pakistan, and the confusion was on Ambinder's part, not Hillary's. And since the item was picked up by Instapundit, there are probably a fair number of people now assuming the U.S. attacked Pakistan 10 years ago.


xtrachromosomeconservative said...

It was Afghanistan and Sudan.

Kenneth Silber said...

Yes, you're right--Afghanistan and Sudan. And there was some discussion of whether stray missiles landed in Pakistan, but it wasn't a strike on Pakistan.