John Spencer on War & Peace
Q: Do you regret voting to authorize the Iraq war?
CLINTON: I regret the way the president used the authority that Congress gave him. But if we knew then what we know now, there never would have been a vote, and there never would have been a war. I don't believe in do-overs in life. I made the best judgment at the time.
SPENCER: Maybe they don't know in Congress what they're voting for, when they send people to war. Maybe they should think about what a war is. Wars do not go well. Mrs. Clinton is playing the blame game. It's all about blame-President-Bush. You can't do that in a war. We are struggling, but we must prevail. We must win the war.
Q: Shouldn't the government have focused more on Afghanistan instead of going to Iraq?
SPENCER: I think our government focused pretty well in Afghanistan. And did an outstanding job in Afghanistan. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. That's counter-productive. We must move forward, and stop the blame game.
He said the experience colored his view of Senator Kerry. "I knew of him back then and have the appropriate feeling of him to this day. He's a terrible, terrible guy. He came back, went before Congress and lied and continues to do so."
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