what I know now, I wouldn’t have voted to authorize the use of force…
So said Clinton at last night’s debate.
But she didn’t know then what she knows now, nobody knew then what they know now.
All she’s doing is giving excuses for voting according to the accepted knowledge and wisdom at the time.
She should have said that. She should have accepted responsibility for voting according to the best available information. Hindsight is 20/20. It’s far easier to explain away a past decision based on present knowledge rather than accept that you made the best decision you could based on the knowledge available then.