Hillary: Don't Like My Iraq Vote? 'There Are Others to Choose From'

ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: In Dover, N.H. Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked about Iraq and her refusal to apologize about her vote for the war. She responded by saying: “If we knew then what we now know I would not have voted for this war. But what I have to say is that the most important thing to say is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote is a mistake then there are others to choose from. But to me the most important thing now is trying to end this war.�

In her senatorial campaign, Sen. Clinton used similar language in the mid-term debates when she said in October 2006, "I can't make a decision now. I have made no decision. But if that concerns any voter, they should factor that in to the vote they make."

It appeared today that Clinton was using the same strategy by laying out her position and making it clear that if a voter does not like that position they can vote for someone else.

Also, she said she wants to cap the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and “make it against the law to continue to escalate this war. I also want to make it the law that you can not send any of our men and women unless they have the training and equipment� they need.

Clinton got a lot of applause when she said, “We need a president who reaches out the world &… and makes it clear that the cowboys are gone.�

Clinton was wearing a tan pants suit with an orange top underneath and, as always, “Right Here Right Now� played as she walked into the room. There were about 400 people in the room, and there were people lining the balcony looking down on the event.

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