A heated exchange for Hilary Clinton today in a town meeting in New Hampshire as she tries for the Democrat nomination for President. In the briefing, a woman questioned whether Hilary had read the report. Hilary responded that she had been briefed on it. This exchange went on for a couple rounds until the woman had to be escorted out.
As reported in the ABC News blog, Political Radar, Hilary responded that "'If I had known then what I know now, I never would have voted to give this President the authority.' Clinton also said she believed she was giving the President the authority to send U.N. inspectors to Iraq."
To me this is a horrible quote. You either voted for it or you didn't. You need to use the information you have at the time. Hindsight is 20/20, you can change history. I am sure that President Bush would do something different if he knows all the facts that he knows now, even though he won't admit that.
To also say that you thought that you were giving him authority to send U.N. inspectors is not believable. If the U.N. wanted to send inspectors, they would. They wouldn't need the permission from the President of the United States to do that.
This is one of the many reasons why I won't be voting for Hilary in this Presidential cycle.