Daniel Kirkdorffer over at On the Road to 2008 has picked this up from David Postman at the Seattle Times:""If I knew then everything that I know today and the Republican leadership still brought it up for a vote, I would have voted no," Cantwell said in a statement Monday.
"If the Bush administration had done the hard work of building an international coalition to really contain Saddam, there would have been no vote," she said"
I checked with Postman just a few minutes ago and he verified that he received this specific wording from the Cantwell campaign. This is a significant shift from any previous statement from the senator in regards to her vote to invade Iraq. In Yakima and previously she was quoted as saying that if the Democrats had been in charge or if they knew then what they know now, there have been no vote. This is the first time that she has specifically said that she would personally have voted “no”. In light of what I just posted here I would say that this marks a dynamic “change of course” for Senator Cantwell and I welcome it whole heartedly.
Chad (The Left) Shue