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Richard Holbrooke

Hillary Clinton says she regrets Iraq War vote, but her decision reflects a pattern

Hillary Clinton says she regrets Iraq War vote, but her decision reflects a pattern

It was hours before Sen. Hillary Clinton would vote in 2002 on whether to give President George W. Bush the authority to go to war with Iraq. She had been advised by her husband and many close associates to vote "yes." Now, at the last minute, she met with a group of church leaders, joining hands in silent prayer, insisting that she remained undecided.

"What I saw was her asking a lot of probing questions, a lot of concern about would this be effective," said Andrew Shapiro, Clinton's foreign policy adviser at the time, referring to the days leading up to her decision.

In the end, however, the Democrat crossed party lines and voted for the authorization...

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