First the sniper fire, now the blown-up hotel

The fabulist is at it again,
Hillary Clinton suffers ‘mis-speaking’ relapse with Belfast bomb claims

But according to the Sunday Life newspaper, during a speech she made to the Stormont parliament she said that Belfast’s landmark Europa Hotel was devastated by an explosion when she first stayed there in 1995.

The Europa, where most journalists covering the decades-long conflict stayed, was famed as Europe’s most bombed hotel, earning the moniker “the Hardboard Hotel”.

However, the last Provisional IRA bomb to damage the Europa was detonated in 1993, two years before President Clinton and his wife checked in for the night.

The last time the Europa underwent renovations because of bomb blast damage was in January 1994, 22 months before the presidential entourage booked 110 rooms at the hotel.

Mrs Clinton told assembled politicians at Stormont: “When Bill and I first came to Belfast we stayed at the Europa Hotel … even though then there were sections boarded up because of damage from bombs.”

When you’re a legend in your own mind, anything else is noise.

UPDATE
Doug:

Come on, what’s a difference of 22 months between friends, right ?

Richard:

Her destiny is falsely remembered in her memory. If she changed her present regard for herself, it’s possible that her recollections would likewise change.

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  3. Gringo Says:

    It is possible that there WERE still sections boarded up from the bombs. It is possible it took over 22 months to fix.
    Disclaimer: I haven’t voted for a Democratic Party Presidential candidate since Jimmah.

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    Isn’t Munchausen a suburb of Washington DC?

  5. Fausta Says:

    I appreciate your point, Gringo, but when the hotel owners themselves tell you it wasn’t so, it’s worth paying attention to them.

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