What will the NYT say to this? “Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it is the right authority for a president to have but I would have used that authority effectively.”
Recall (NYT, post Kerry DNC speech):
He did not, however, provide a clear vision on Iraq. Voters needed to hear him say that he understands, in retrospect, that his vote to give President George W. Bush congressional support to invade was a mistake. It’s clear now that Kerry isn’t going to go there, and it’s a shame.