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Sinbad Unloads on Hillary Clinton

Then first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton sings with her daughter Chelsea, singer Sheryl Crow, left, Secretary of the Army Togo West, second from left, and Admiral Leighton Smith, right, during a show for U.S. troops at the Tuzla Air Base in this March 25, 1996 file photo. Comedian Sinbad was also on the trip.

By Mary Ann Akers
Finally, the Barack Obama campaign has found a big gun to help shoot down Hillary Rodham Clinton's self-proclaimed foreign policy experience. And he may be the wackiest gun of all: Sinbad, the actor, who has come out from under a rock to defend Obama in the war over foreign policy credentials.

Sinbad, along with singer Sheryl Crow, was on that 1996 trip to Bosnia that Clinton has described as a harrowing international experience that makes her tested and ready to answer a 3 a.m. phone call at the White House on day one, a claim for which she's taking much grief on the campaign trail.

Harrowing? Not that Sinbad recalls. He just remembers it being a USO tour to buck up the troops amid a much worse situation than he had imagined between the Bosnians and Serbs.

In an interview with the Sleuth Monday, he said the "scariest" part of the trip was wondering where he'd eat next. "I think the only 'red-phone' moment was: 'Do we eat here or at the next place.'"

Continue reading at The Sleuth »

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 11, 2008; 1:27 PM ET
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