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The Sanders Campaign Criticism of Clinton's Iraq War Vote

This is a ridiculous critique of Hillary Clinton. We as Democrats shouldn't be making our presidential decision this election cycle based on the last war, we should be making this decision based on the next war. It's as easy for Democrats to be against war as it is for Republicans to be for war. It doesn't take a lot of courage to vote with your own base on either side. The Iraq War resolution would have passed with or without Hillary Clinton's vote. 29 Senate Democrats sided with 48 Republicans to authorize the war. Rather than litigate the wisdom of that vote in hindsight, we should be focusing on who has the foresight to avoid the next unnecessary war of choice. You can say that Sanders voted for what the base of the Democratic Party wanted or but that negates the fact that 72% of the public supported the Iraq War at the time of the vote. So who really represented the will of the voters back then? Was it Sanders or Clinton?
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