Sunday, February 11, 2007

John Edwards Will At Least Admit That " I Was Wrong"

    Something that Hillary Clinton has refused to do so far that John Edwards did do back in 2005, ""I was wrong."  Edwards wrote those words three years after he had approved the authorization of Bush to take us into Iraq. Mrs. Clinton has not done so to this day and until she does, she will never get the support that she desires in order to make it into the presidential race.

   John Edwards

Feb. 19, 2007 issue - In the fall of 2005, John Edwards sat down with a pad and pen and scrawled out three simple words: "I was wrong." It was nearly three years after he'd joined a Senate majority in voting to authorize war in Iraq. After an unsuccessful run as John Kerry's vice presidential candidate in the 2004 election, Edwards had returned home to North Carolina and watched as the war descended into chaos. Increasingly filled with regret, he concluded that the three-word confession would be the right way to start a Washington Post op-ed admitting his vote was a mistake.

But when a draft came back from his aides in Washington, Edwards's admission was gone. Determined, the senator reinserted the sentence. Again a draft came back from Washington; again the sentence had been taken out. "We went back and forth, back and forth," Edwards tells NEWSWEEK. "They didn't want me to say it. They were saying I should stress that I'd been misled." The opening sentence remained. "That was the single most important thing for me to say," Edwards recalls. "I had to show how I really feel."


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