Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, and Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Henry Paulson get together before the groundbreaking ceremony begins for the new Goldman Sachs world headquarters, in lower Manhattan, Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005, in New York.
The ASSociated Press has Sen. Clinton Defends Iraq War Vote
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended her vote to authorize war in Iraq amid growing unease among liberal Democrats who could determine the potential 2008 presidential candidate’s future.
“I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war,” the New York senator said in a lengthy letter to thousands of people who have written her about the war.
At the same time, she said the United States must “finish what it started” in Iraq.
Good luck with raising money from the Looney Left, Hillary.
And, now what about Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, John Kerry and Joe Biden?
“Based on the information that we have today, Congress never would have been asked to give the president authority to use force against Iraq”
“Given years of assurances that the war was nearly over and that the insurgents were in their ‘last throes,” this administration was either not being honest with the American people or did not know what was going on in Iraq”
“It is time for the president to stop serving up platitudes and present us with a plan for finishing this war with success and honor”
“America has a big job to do now. We must set reasonable goals to finish what we started and successfully turn over Iraqi security to Iraqis”
She stopped short of saying her vote was a mistake, the political path chosen by two other potential Democratic candidates – former vice presidential candidate John Edwards and Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.