Both the New York Post and the Washington Post have items today disputing Bill Clinton’s claim to have opposed the Iraq war from the beginning. The former published an editorial with quotes showing that Clinton may have objected to the timing of the invasion, but did not oppose the policy. The latter reports Clinton privately expressed support for the invasion when he was briefed by the Bush national security team in 2003.
Given that regime change in Iraq became the official U.S. policy while Clinton was president, and that his revisionism can only serve to call into question his wife’s judgment since she voted to authorize the war, why a noncandidate and former president would be playing these kinds of games is difficult to fathom. Antiwar conservative blogger Dan Flynn is peeved.
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