In her new book, Hillary Clinton writes that she got Iraq wrong. Her 2008 supporters may wonder what took her so long.
“Iraq was a mistake,” Clinton said. “I gave [President Bush] the benefit of the doubt in area where I should not have, and then the initial decision was wrong, and then the follow-up that they did inside Iraq made it even worse.”
Ramos also asked Clinton about Dick Cheney’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, written with his daughter Liz, criticizing President Obama’s policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider Middle East, saying that “rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”
“He should’ve been talking about himself, shouldn’t he?” Clinton said. “I don’t know why he’s saying what he’s saying, and clearly we don’t need that kind of vitriol and finger pointing.”
“One of the things we’ve lost over the last few years is that idea where we’re going to have our differences but when we face problems, whether they’re humanitarian problems, terrorist problems, whatever they might be, we need to come together and work together and we need to have a nonpartisan approach,” Clinton continued. “And he keeps trying to inject a personal and partisan approach where it doesn’t belong.”
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