To the editor:
A recent study has documented 935 misrepresentations of fact told by the Bush administration after Sept. 11 leading up to the Iraq war. The misrepresentations weren't put forward only by Bush and Cheney but by such trustworthy people as then-Secretary of State Colin Powell (who has complained that even he was led astray).
It was easy for those of us on the outside to be against the war. We didn't have the responsibility and burden to decide whether or not to send American young men and women into harm's way. We didn't attend briefings or read intelligence reports. Unfortunately, those who were required to cast their votes did so based on reports and briefings that included 935 "misrepresentations of facts" (some actual lies) from the Bush administration and the intelligence community.
Sen. Clinton made a difficult decision, which she thought was in the best interest of the country. Can we really be sure how we would have voted had we been fed wrong information 935 times?