Democrats' Debate Opens on the War
The debate began at 7 p.m. ET as many people had hoped -- on the war in Iraq.
The first question went to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.). She was asked by anchor Brian Williams whether she supported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's statement that the war was "lost."
"The American people have spoken," Clinton said."The Congress has voted to end this war. Now we can only hope the President will listen."
Following those remarks, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) repeated the fact that he had opposed the war from it start -- drawing a subtle contrast with Clinton as well as former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and added that the plan the Senate approved today was a near-mirror image of the plan he offered in January.
Edwards was given a chance to take a shot at Clinton for her refusal to apologize for her vote in favor of the use of force resolution. He passed. "That is a question for the conscience of anyone who voted for the war," he said.
Clinton was given the final word in the exchange. "I take responsibility for my vote," she said. "I did as good a job as I could at the time."
April 26, 2007; 7:27 PM ET
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