Hillary Clinton inconvenienced U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan-Unproven!
Hillary Clinton Caused U.S. Soldiers to Wait for Thanksgiving Dinner by Cutting into Line in Afghanistan-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:The eRumor claims that Senator Hillary Clinton and those who were traveling with her on a visit to Afghanistan caused U.S. soldiers to wait an extra hour for their Thanksgiving meals and that it was hard to find soldiers from New York who would consent to have dinner with her.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did visit Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, 2003.
This report of her alleged treatment of solders at a Thanksgiving meal is said to be from an unidentified soldier in Afghanistan.
We've not found any independent verification of the story.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 12:44 a.m. EST Bagram GI:
Troops Waited While Hillary Chowed Down
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton forced U.S. troops stationed at Bagram Air Base
in Afghanistan to wait for their Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while she
and her entourage arrived late, then cut in line and were served first.
A soldier who witnessed the scene tells NewsMax:
“Thanksgiving Dinner started at 3 p.m. that day, so the line was forming
around 2:30 p.m. She didn’t show up until around 3:30 p.m.
“Once she got there,” our source maintains, “Clinton and her entourage
bumped everyone in line, forcing them to wait almost an extra hour.”
The brass at Bagram apparently had a hard time rounding up New Yorkers who
wanted to have dinner with Clinton, D-N.Y. Only six GIs responded to an
sent out last week that stated, “Looking for military members from New York
and Rhode Island interested in meeting their Senator/Congressman.”
People magazine was on hand to cover the event and wanted to interview the
troops for reaction to Clinton’s visit.
“But they were getting declined left and right,” our source said. “People
were actually telling the reporters, ‘You don’t want to print what I think
about her and her visit.'”
After Clinton and her entourage departed, the only topics GIs wanted to
talk about were “how great the food was and how fantastic they thought
Bush’s visit to Iraq was.”